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Old 26-12-2011, 15:18   #1
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Cable network map

Hi..

Is there a link or something that someone can give me of virgins cable network through out the uk.
I will be moving soon and i want to know where i can get the full cable network coverage not just the national service.
I want to stay in Bournemouth and poole but there are still some roads here that dont have cable.


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Old 26-12-2011, 15:26   #2
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Hi..

Is there a link or something that someone can give me of virgins cable network through out the uk.
I will be moving soon and i want to know where i can get the full cable network coverage not just the national service.
I want to stay in Bournemouth and poole but there are still some roads here that dont have cable.


Thanks people.
if you know the postcode of the area you are moving to you put that into VM's site and they will tell you what services you can get
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Old 26-12-2011, 15:31   #3
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Re: Map

Not exactly a map but here's a full list of the areas (including xml/csv download)

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/cable/virgin

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tThere is also old maps from 2004

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/maps/llu/25
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Old 26-12-2011, 17:21   #4
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Re: Cable network map

Thanks guys but would there be one for virgin tv.
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Thanks guys but would there be one for virgin tv.
All of VM's services are delivered by cable (except the national BB) so if BB is available in a area via cable then so will the TV and phone
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All of VM's services are delivered by cable (except the national BB) so if BB is available in a area via cable then so will the TV and phone
A very good point.
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Re: Cable network map

The maps/location links given is for cable.. so as Martyh pointed out it will cover TV as well.. All other locations will be able to get the cable national service only so won't include TV.
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Re: Cable network map

You could try ThinkBroadband map tool:
http://maps.thinkbroadband.com/?utm_...cable-coverage
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Re: Cable network map

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Hi..

Is there a link or something that someone can give me of virgins cable network through out the uk.
I will be moving soon and i want to know where i can get the full cable network coverage not just the national service.
I want to stay in Bournemouth and poole but there are still some roads here that dont have cable.


Thanks people.
Sorry but the maps and surveys that BT Global,Virgin Media and Smallworld Media hold of there Cable franchises are confidential and the Data protection Act prevents them making them public because it reveals full details of addresses with post codes, glorious for junk mail.

You have to do it the long way and use the Post Code search facility online searching individual properties or contact the relevent companies.

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Thanks guys but would there be one for virgin tv.
If you see a CATV,Cable and Wireless,Nynex,NTL or Virgin Media socket in the property then you can get all 3 services.

The only Cabled areas where Virgin TV is not available is the Analogue only areas where the service is no longer available to new customers and such areas are waiting to be upgraded and thus will only offer you Broadband or Broadband and phone or nothing at all. Those areas are Milton Keynes,Westminster and a small part of Southampton and Leicester and I think Slough?

Your area should be safe from that as the above areas are restricted due to the layout of there cities,local conservation rules and commercial agreements.

Every property you look at, make a note of the post code and search it on the Virgin Media website, a quick way of finding out if a street is cabled is if it has the small grey or brown sometimes white junction boxes outside the house, indicates that house has had cable before. Another one is to look out for the green or sometimes grey street cabinets.
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Re: Cable network map

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Every property you look at, make a note of the post code and search it on the Virgin Media website, a quick way of finding out if a street is cabled is if it has the small grey or brown sometimes white junction boxes outside the house, indicates that house has had cable before. Another one is to look out for the green or sometimes grey street cabinets.
Regarding the black (in our area) street cabinets. I do notice sometimes in areas say a mile from where cable is available that there is the odd black street cabinet with a NYNEX manhole in front of it. Are these for servicing the core network or something? I see them in places where cable is definitely not available. Here's one: http://g.co/maps/ked6b
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Re: Cable network map

Sorry but the maps and surveys that BT Global,Virgin Media and Smallworld Media hold of there Cable franchises are confidential and the Data protection Act prevents them making them public because it reveals full details of addresses with post codes, glorious for junk mail.

You have to do it the long way and use the Post Code search facility online searching individual properties or contact the relevent companies.

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Not sure what the DPA has to do with it when i can find any postcode/address i wish with a pretty map telling me where it is on the internet, happy to be enlightened though.

http://www.royalmail.com/postcode-finder

If one was inclined you could enter every combination of postcodes and and get as many addresses as you wanted to send junk mail.
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Re: Cable network map

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Regarding the black (in our area) street cabinets. I do notice sometimes in areas say a mile from where cable is available that there is the odd black street cabinet with a NYNEX manhole in front of it. Are these for servicing the core network or something? I see them in places where cable is definitely not available. Here's one: http://g.co/maps/ked6b
Possibly, or Cable and Wireless/Nynex probably pulled out, they probably went over budget when building there network and decided to stop. I would have thought Cable and Wireless would have stopped expansion in areas deemed not to be commercially viable in there eyes, at the time, not only did they spend money on acquiring Cable firms, but they had to invest in upgrading the network to Digital, a year later(1998) Sky launched its Digital service and also at the time, they held a 50% stake in One2One now T-Mobile which was still growing at the time so I guess a lot of money went into that too.

Round here, Cable London pulled out of a council estate in 1999 because after when Telewest acquired the remaining 50% of the company I imagine they would rather invest the money on upgrading the existing network instead of expanding it.

Perhaps Virgin Media might use that in the future if it intends to cover your area.
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Re: Cable network map

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Is there a link or something that someone can give me of virgins cable network through out the uk.
I will be moving soon and i want to know where i can get the full cable network coverage not just the national service.
I want to stay in Bournemouth and poole but there are still some roads here that dont have cable.


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I use Google Street View to see if a street has a VM cabinet. Obviously not in areas where it's all in below ground pits (e.g. Mortlake) - but at least it's something you can do from the comfort of your chair.
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I use Google Street View to see if a street has a VM cabinet. Obviously not in areas where it's all in below ground pits (e.g. Mortlake) - but at least it's something you can do from the comfort of your chair.
Yes but as I said in my post above, I'm finding many cabinets relating to cable tv in streets but there is no cable service in these areas.
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I've never heard of that. A VM cabinet is there to serve a street. They have a CATV pit cover on the ground in fromt of them. Is that what they were?
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