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site survey for new housing development

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Hey all,

Placed an inquiry on the phone a while back to get a new development of houses checked out to see if they're eligible for VM services (and would hope they are given the neighboring streets are active).

Haven't heard anything and its been way longer than a couple of weeks originally mentioned and i know there's a good number of houses keen to sign up to keep away from BT.

Any help appreciated


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Very Insightful Person

There are usually issues with new estates that were not cabled at the build stage. The main stumbling block is that “no dig” embargoes are usually part of the agreement with the local authority. This prevents all the new tarmac from being dug up for several years after the build is finished, or the streets pass into local control.

Most of VM existing infrastructure is legacy Hybrid Fibre Coaxial & several decades old. The cost of separate fibre overbuild into a new estate will be high. In some areas they can use BT ducting if there is a local agreement in place. But if another company already has an agreement to use BT ducting for their own fibres in that area then they would have no option but to dig all the streets up again to put their own in.

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Hi @thechappers,

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