Category Archives: Connection Faults

Cable Theft Latest

Walter thinks that most lines were back in service before the weekend, but one was only fully restored at 9pm yesterday and Openreach are still working in the village today. According to the workmen, three or our cables were stolen, … Continue reading

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Ewhurst Phones & ADSL Restored

Some Ewhurst telephone and ADSL broadband services have been restored this morning. Those confirmed so far are on cabinet 18. Thanks to the BT Openreach engineers for working hard to restore the cable and services as soon as possible in these … Continue reading

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Cut Phone Lines Update

BT have now confirmed our cable theft. Whilst I have not yet found this incident listed on any BT web site, the following report (which presumably came from BT) appears on the TalkTalk service status page at http://www.talktalk.co.uk/service-status/ as follows … Continue reading

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Cable Theft Hits Ewhurst

It appears that much of Ewhurst is without telephone and ADSL (non FTTC) broadband services today (16/01/2013). The BT service status page contains the following report: Sat 12/01/2013 at 09:49 Due to suspected Cable Thefts & damage caused by 3rd … Continue reading

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Will BT replace the old & failing cables?

This question from Tony is typical: “Following a recent problem on my line, BT Openreach carried out work on the cable junction boxes in Wykehurst Lane. My line became operational again BUT the speed dropped from 2Mbps to just 1.4Mbps. … Continue reading

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Peaslake Road Line Faults

A new BT line fault report from Walter: I am very sorry to report on an unacceptable situation yet again in Peaslake Road. Two residents have been seriously inconvenienced, and one has suffered serious business losses, due to the poor … Continue reading

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Weather disrupts local business again?

The heavy rain yesterday appears to have caused faults on at least three phone lines in Horsham Lane, and the temporary loss of associated broadband connections. Water was seen gushing from a BT manhole cover, and a BT van was … Continue reading

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Power outages in Ewhurst

From Walter: Many will be all too well aware of the loss of mains power during the recent storms. The picture below shows the automatic texts I receive on my iPhone from one of the better Service Providers for a broadband … Continue reading

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BT Infrastructure maintenance

Many are aware that there is no BT Universal Service obligation for any broadband product and that BT’s field staff use their best endeavours to improve poor performance. However many are all too painfully aware of the sub-standard line conditions:- … Continue reading

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Major ADSL Service Outages

At least one Ewhurst business suffered intermittent connection problems last week, apparently due to faulty BT equipment. Here is the explanation from Zen:

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Dry Spell Degrades Phone Line Quality?

The recurring problem experienced by at least two of us on Horsham Lane reared its head again yesterday.

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BT Network Upgrade

Hello everybody, A resident has pointed out that they have received an e-mail from BT about an upgrade to the BT Network. I expect this is what has been called 21st Century upgrade but seems to have been renamed since. … Continue reading

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BT Openreach Works Alert

Just seen an Openreach van at the The Green. Engineer was working in the cabinet when I went to Cranleigh but was down the manhole nearby when I came back. I suffered after another bad patch 23-25th with crackly line, … Continue reading

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Horsham Lane Line Noise

Andrew has reported a connection problem as a “response” here.

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Exchange Upgrade Suspected

I had to reboot the routers for both our connections (Zen and O2) over the weekend. I suspect that this may have been due to further work required following the Cranleigh exchange upgrade last week. So if anyone is still … Continue reading

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Exchange upgrade to 21CN

My Zen connection went down for a few hours following the upgrade early on Tuesday morning, but when it came back I was pleasantly surprised to see a small but significant speed improvement of around 18% in download throughput. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Major BT Outage

As I write this, my Zen connection on BT line has been down since 09:25, along with many connections on BT lines on 60 different exchanges; according to the BT outage page on Zen’s site. Zen support tell me this … Continue reading

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Moon Hall Road Update

I’m sorry to say that at 02:08:37 this Tuesday morning (14 December 2010) there was another significant disturbance on the line as you’ll see in the picture below. I wonder if anybody can tell us if things go bump in … Continue reading

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Abandoned Moon Hall Plant

This is a continuation of the tortuous efforts to rectify the problems of excessive radio frequency noise on the cables in Moon Hall Road which affects all subscribers there and in Peaslake Road. The Lightening Arrester on the first pole … Continue reading

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Yet More Moon Hall Misery

It is well known that all subscribers in Moon Hall and then Peaslake roads have quite appalling speeds and reliability.

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