Despite lengthening dole queues snaking across the country, the rumour mill suggests that Virgin Media is still struggling to attract enough engineering staff.
Our sources suggest that Virgin Media is advertising plenty of engineering posts to fill job vacancies but no one's really biting.
Which might explain why it can take so long to get set up.
Virgin strenuously denied to TechEye that there are any staff shortages or problems with engineering levels.
"We are not experiencing a shortage of engineers, all is currently going smoothly," a spokesperson said. "We have a strong engineering team, both in house and with contractors, and we are absolutely not experiencing any problems at this time."
*Update An annoyed Virgin also tells us there are just six jobs advertised nationwide and that it has hundreds of staff.