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05-04-2013, 11:00   #1
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Eir Fibre Rollout Mapping

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This thread exists to manage the boards.ie crowdsource effort behind mapping the current eircom Fibre to the Cabinet Rollout. In a few weeks we have already found about half of all the cabinets.

The most important thing to remember is that you must be located no more than 1000m from a cabinet in future and ideally ( in order to get to 100mbits or higher) you must be located no more than 500m away.

1. First of all have a look to see whether we have found your nearest cabinet or not. MAIN MAP HERE and this is updated every 2-3 days

2. If you have spotted a cabinet that is NOT on the main map and wish to add it to the map then go HERE and simply:

*Zoom in to where cab is on map

*Press EDIT button top left (you must be logged into gmail to see edit)

*Drag and drop marker to where the cab is.

*Name it , eg "Corner of Avenue and Road Monaghan" or "Beside Pats Chipper"

*Press save where the edit button was.

Done and many thanks.

3. The cabinets are VERY easily spotted. While there are many green cabinets along our roadsides only the eircom VDSL cabinets have a lock, (it looks like a giant hinge), and that is how one recognises them.

Generally the VDSL cabinets are located right alongside an older cable cabinet and sometimes up to 10m away, perhaps in shrubbery or behind a wall near a cable cabinet.

The following photo shows a typical cable cabinet ( left) and a VDSL unit (right)




Many thanks to all those who have contributed since we started this mapping effort only a few weeks ago. Between us we have found around half of all the VDSL cabinets and the target is to find and map the other half in time for service launch ( this is anticipated in late May).

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05-04-2013, 17:55   #2
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This thread exists to manage the boards.ie crowdsource effort behind mapping the current eircom Fibre to the Cabinet Rollout. In a few weeks we have already found about half of all the cabinets.

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guys lots of areas in Dublin are missing : North West and South West...let's get going!
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guys lots of areas in Dublin are missing : North West and South West...let's get going!
maybe the west side is like this part of Dublin, no new cabinets only planning permissions signs on existing cabinets...http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showp...postcount=2155

these cabinets with the signs can be found:

Donnybrook
Morehampton Road(1) - http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=...186.71,,1,5.89

Morehampton Road (2) - up this lane - http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=...35.92,,2,12.06

Waterloo Lane - http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=...,4.67,,2,15.86

Eglinton road - http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=...2,185,,1,18.19

Ranelagh
Sandford Road, Ranelagh (1) - http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=...89.98,,1,17.15

Sandford Road, Ranelagh (2) - http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=...242.47,,1,20.1

Sandford Road, Ranelagh (3) - http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=...15.86,,1,19.24
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A large swathe of West Dublin from Blanchardstown/Castleknock down to Palmerstown to Tallaght to Ballyboden and Knocklyon ( but not Clondalkin) should be complete by now. That is the main chunk of data we are missing.

Also Kilkenny/Ballina/Westport/Waterford ,maping in most other areas is done or at least well under way where construction has commenced or is completed.
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a few more added in castlebar after a drive around this evening.
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Very surprised to see one ~80 metres away from my house today! (Headford Road area, galway) It's been there for months, and me thinking the closest to fiber I'll get will be UPC (which I have) for years.
I'll map it asap.
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ericom seem to have a big planning related problem in D4 and D6 so I will set an extra challenge to our mappers.

Anybody who can find an installed cabinet in the stretch from Sandymount to Rathmines ( south of the Canal and north of the Dodder) and covered by Beggars Bush and Rathmines exchanges ( and a tad covered by Nutley down around the Dodder near Clonskeagh...please post a photo of this rare beast for us.

For now nobody has found any cabinet in Nutley or Beggars Bush and them supposed to be finished ages ago. Rathmines is not scheduled for launch until late 2013 and is on or behind schedule. Do feel free to look up alleyways near Leeson St etc to see if they hid a few.

We are finally getting data from West Dublin, eg Palmerstown Chapelizod Ballyfermot Kilmainham Inchicore Tallaght Knocklyon Ballyboden Blanchardstown Clonsilla and Castleknock , many thanks keep it coming. I'm sure they are around.

Nobody in Kilkenny yet, BOO!!!!
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Nobody in Kilkenny yet, BOO!!!!
Too busy loosing at hurling for mapping
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Some cabinets don't have the yellow code sticker on them, but I've noticed that the second set of digits are always (on the ones I've seen anyway) common with the distribution cabinet they're next to. If there's no sticker would it be safe to day that eircom stick with this convention? Or is that just a Cork thing?
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If there's no sticker would it be safe to day that eircom stick with this convention? Or is that just a Cork thing?
Nope, that is the convention everywhere. the 3 digit code is most useful if available.
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Nope, that is the convention everywhere. the 3 digit code is most useful if available.
Excellent, I'll update soon with what I've collected. Is there anything useful/interesting we can do with the codes? E.g. ping cabs etc?
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Well, just like exchanges at times, some cabs will be out of ports and some won't. eircom cannot add new ports, only new cabs.

So a person using the map ( where cab numbers are present) as a guide can contact any provider before they EG rent a house to ensure they can _actually_ get a service.

If they cannot they should rent elsewhere. Not having quality broadband is dangerous to peoples economic wellbeing nowadays.
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Just had a quick drive around small part of D15, found Whitestown, Sheepmore, Fortlawn and Hillbrooks cabinets, none of them seem to be upgraded.

Do they have to be like in the pic?

The one at Fortlawn has the lines/arrows on it, but looks fairly new?

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Do they different colours of the map pins signify anything?

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Just had a quick drive around small part of D15, found Whitestown, Sheepmore, Fortlawn and Hillbrooks cabinets, none of them seem to be upgraded.

Do they have to be like in the pic?

The one at Fortlawn has the lines/arrows on it, but looks fairly new?
They have have the lock on the side. The lines arrows I take it are on the pavement, then a gang install a concrete plinth as marked there and the cab is installed on top of that.

Leave it a month before you revisit the area, Blanchardstown probably wont be finished till summer although Clonsilla and Castleknock have cabs now.

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Added to sort exchanges afterwards. Don't worry when marking them.
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They have have the lock on the side. The lines arrows I take it are on the pavement, then a gang install a concrete plinth as marked there and the cab is installed on top of that.
Thanks.

No, the lines I mean are on the front of the cabinet, like the one on the left of you pick in the first post. Cabinet has probably got a lick of paint recently.

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Don't know if this is relevant, but in Google Streetview there is only one cabient here, but I drove past it earlier and there was two. Didn't take a good look as was just driving past.

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