The Turriff telephone exchange is now being enabled for super fast broadband.
It was announced in early 2013 that the Turriff exchange was to be upgraded to allow users to access the new superfast broadband services. At the time the expected delivery date was to be spring 2014 but this slipped back to summer 2014.
A huge amount of engineering work has taken place around the town over the last 12 months, new cables have been laid and new street cabinets have been installed by BT Openreach, the engineering arm of BT.
Over the weekend of 30 & 31 August the new services started to be turned on allowing customers in parts of Turriff order broadband products with download speeds of up to 80Mbps.
You can check if you are in an area served by one of the cabinets that has already been enabled by visiting http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/ entering your phone number. This service will provide a line check and give you estimated broadband speeds. If the new super fast broadband is available to you you will see it at the top of the list, if the service is not yet available it may give you an estimated date when the service should be enabled.
If the service is enabled for your number you can call your provider and ask them about what packages they have on offer.
Unlike traditional broadband services, which you install yourself, superfast broadband requires an engineer visit to your home or office to set it up so there may be a delay until you can get an engineers appointment.
I put an order in for the office at Turriff Web on Monday and we expect to have it installed by the end of next week.