Whilst the Openreach Superfast Broadband site doesn't list Whitwell as finished, some street cabinets are now ready. You can find out if your cabinet is enabled by going here: https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html and entering your phone number.
Remember, you don't have to order from BT – Fibre broadband is available from nearly all ISPs including TalkTalk, Sky and smaller ones such as Zen, AAISP, Goscomb etc.
If you do get connected up we'd love to hear from you about who you went with and what speeds you're seeing.
We know there have been a few doubters on the issue of Superfast Broadband (FTTC) ariving in Whitwell, but it is happening – and we've got the pictures to prove it! These were taken 20 minutes ago and Openreach were also here last night doing work as well, apparently the council (Bolsover we assume) will only let them do these works in an evening.
The pictures below (sorry for the quality) show Openreach putting in one of the main and final links to make it all happen.
We also spoke with the Openreach engineers who told us you'll have to be quick when it does go live as currently each street cabinet only has 100 tie pairs to it – meaning only 100 lines on each cabinet can get service to start with. So if you do want it, then it might be a good idea to register your interest with your ISP (It doesn't have to be BT Retail).