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Standard User izools
(experienced) Sun 03-Jul-11 16:36:56
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Exeter FTTx Spotting


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I've created a Photobucket album of the Fibre demployment around Exeter so if anyone's interested on progress and type of kit etc, have a look:

Also if you have any of your own, why not link them in this thread?

http://www.photobucket.com/wwextrfttx

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Standard User beercan
(learned) Thu 07-Jul-11 22:19:42
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N pics (yet), but thought I'd say the pole connecting the end of Salters Road and Lisa Close in Heavitree has the black & yellow striped fibre running to the top, connected to a new box. The work was done about a month ago.
Standard User izools
(experienced) Thu 07-Jul-11 22:23:53
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That'll be FTTP then smile 110MB doth Heavitree way come smile

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Thu 07-Jul-11 22:37:08
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Re: Exeter FTTx Spotting


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Great pics - thanks for the confirmation on the small box is the 128line version of the FTTC cab. I've seen one of the large boxes about a mile from me, and some small boxes the other end of the estate. Sadly still waiting for my cab to be FTTC'd.

Those who get FTTP are lucky so-and-so's smile

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Standard User beercan
(learned) Thu 07-Jul-11 22:50:30
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That pole serves my house and the infamous spreadsheet says 5a FTTP rollout to my postcode. Just waiting to hear back from the Chairman's office as to when a senior engineer says it's going to happen. laugh

I'll see if I can get some pics sorted tomorrow.
Standard User izools
(experienced) Fri 08-Jul-11 06:24:26
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In reply to a post by beercan:
That pole serves my house and the infamous spreadsheet says 5a FTTP rollout to my postcode. Just waiting to hear back from the Chairman's office as to when a senior engineer says it's going to happen. laugh

I'll see if I can get some pics sorted tomorrow.


Superb. Good luck with getting FTTP sorted. I get the keys to my new flat on the 18th which is also on the FTTP rollout as opposed to FTTC but I'm not in too much of a rush as I'm having Virgin installed anyway.

I think most parts of Exeter go live on 30th September. There's allegedly an 0800 number you can call to get BT Retail's FTTP Trial but I don't know the whole number frown

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Standard User beercan
(learned) Fri 08-Jul-11 19:54:51
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Here's a collection of images from the newly upgraded pole serving my house.
The pole is *BELIEVED* to be an FTTP pole.
LMK what you think if you will? smile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_beer/sets/7215762...
Standard User Ribble
(member) Fri 08-Jul-11 20:19:35
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I think the black and yellow tube is the fibre tubing and the rest is the existing copper line plant
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Jul-11 20:35:58
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Yep, that'd be it. Strange capping on the top of it, but as you say, all the rest is copper stuff. I presume the new 4 box will be to house the fibre node ?

Standard User WWWombat
(committed) Sat 09-Jul-11 00:32:17
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Is the "new 4 box" the one on the pole with fibre (where the box is long and thin, with external ribbing), or on the other pole (more square, with smooth external walls)?

Here's a story on TBB about the fibre install. There's a link to pictures of a fibre manifold, and one can also be seen in the manhole chamber.

The manifold at the top of the pole looks identical to the one in the chamber.
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