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Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire
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Old 24-11-2010, 14:36   #1
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Question Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

I live in a village with no cable (crap ADSL) but we have a building that has very high security and is constantly visited by Virgin Media vans.

I'm just interested to find out what the building for and more importantly why I don't have cable as I'm less than a quarter of a mile away.

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http://goo.gl/maps/Vafx

I and most of my neighbours would gladly dump BT and their poor ADSL service if we had the choice.
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Old 24-11-2010, 14:49   #2
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Papworth headend/"exchange".
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

It's a Virgin Media hubsite. It houses the 5 broadband routers that feed the area with their Internet service and the equipment that transmits that and the TV signals.

It's the equivalent of a BT exchange if you like. All homes with cable in its' served area are connected to it via coaxial cable and fibre.
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Old 24-11-2010, 14:54   #4
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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It's a Virgin Media hubsite. It houses the 5 broadband routers that feed the area with their Internet service and the equipment that transmits that and the TV signals.

It's the equivalent of a BT exchange if you like. All homes with cable in its' served area are connected to it via coaxial cable and fibre.
Thats what I thought and heard it was but the village its in is not a cabled area.

I'm so close I could string an ethernet cable out the kitchen window to it!
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

I've done a postcode check of the actual site and it is showing as serviceable...

How close are you exactly? Can you see any green cabinets?
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Old 24-11-2010, 15:19   #6
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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I've done a postcode check of the actual site and it is showing as serviceable...

How close are you exactly? Can you see any green cabinets?
A few roads back, probably a 2 minute walk

Grey boxes but can't see any green.
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Do you know if they are ntl boxes or BT?

Whats your postcode [PM if you want]?

Chances are you will have to fill in a cable my street request.


P.S: I know the feeling, I live in a new house in a cabled area around 100m from a cabinet, no service for me (and I work for VM!).
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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Do you know if they are ntl boxes or BT?

Whats your postcode [PM if you want]?

Chances are you will have to fill in a cable my street request.


P.S: I know the feeling, I live in a new house in a cabled area around 100m from a cabinet, no service for me (and I work for VM!).
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---------- Post added at 16:06 ---------- Previous post was at 15:28 ----------

A bit more google street viewing reveals green boxes between the headend and my house

http://goo.gl/maps/ldxe
http://goo.gl/maps/tgQt
http://goo.gl/maps/pLcz
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Don't listen to the lies its where they horde their stolen monies from the customers for a crappy service :P
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Maybe it's just a cafe where VM employees get a good discount? That would explain the constant visits and vans parked outside.
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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A bit more google street viewing reveals green boxes between the headend and my house

http://goo.gl/maps/ldxe
http://goo.gl/maps/tgQt
http://goo.gl/maps/pLcz
1st pic is a BT distribution cab, the other two are definately VM. Good luck.
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Old 22-02-2011, 15:37   #12
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Old thread I know but Virgin got back to me (finally).

They said they did a survey (not sure how) and they reckon it would cost £1082 per house to cable which seems odd as the green boxes are in place and we have a head end.

Virgin told me the target cost of installation is around £300 per house.
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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Don't listen to the lies its where they horde their stolen monies from the customers for a crappy service :P
Huh. I wondered what they were doing with my 86,000 Ugandan dollars.
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

its a virgin brothel
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

What is this VM building in Bromborough, Wirral? I never see any Virgin Media vans there.

http://www.google.co.uk/maps?q=Bromb...251.54,,0,4.25
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