Virgin Media has now completed their new duct install from an existing chamber in the verge adjacent to Everest Park (demonstrating just how close their network is), crossing Popley Way, continuing along Carpenters Down, and into Marnell Park (whose roads have now been adopted). This is to (presumably) provide TV and broadband services to the new David Wilson “Spiers Meadow” development, an extension of Marnell Park.
What is interesting to note is that T’s have been installed to some of the properties passed inside Marnell Park as the duct passes through to the new development. Whether Virgin will be in a position to supply a service to these properties an a short timeframe, or only when they extend their network to the rest of the original Marnell Park development, remains to be seen. It will be interesting to see when any further work is planned to provide network extension to dwellings under Virgin’s £3Bn expansion.
[UPDATED 23/06/2015] Virgin Media have today announced the formal start of their expansion programme, starting in Manchester.