The new FTTC cabinet for PCP 20 was installed at the bottom of Shere Road in early September 2012 and the first orders for “fibre” broadband services were accepted from 19th October 2012. Availability was suspended from around 10/12/12 to 18/12/12 while additional capacity was added, and again from around 20/02/13 to 06/04/13. Please read the comments under this post for the full story. For information on checking availability and ordering the upgrade please see our FTTC Guide here.
The BT cabinets, in the vicinity of The Bulls Head, are in the Ewhurst Conservation Area. Initial plans for the additional FTTC cabinet were submitted to Waverley on 17th April, then withdrawn on 17th May following local opposition to the proposed location. A new planning application was submitted on 23rd May, proposing the new cabinet to be placed at the bottom of Shere Road. This application was supported by the Ewhurst Parish Council and local residents and planning permission was granted on 6th July 2012.