it just seems odd that they want to do FTTP. Surely to do FTTP they need to do FTTC first?
All the phone cables are underground here, the area having been built in the 70s. The exchange is a few miles away (atten. in the 50s (dB))
I can't imagine they would lay single fibres from the exchange to each premises, so they would likely lay fibre to some junction point (ie a cabinet) and then blow fibre from there, but this means it would be cheaper and easier to just do the FTTC wouldn't it?
FTTP doesnt use a dedicated fibre for each house to the exchange!
A passive spliter (can't remember its correct name) takes a fibre from the exchange and splits that into a fibre for each house - split is 16 or 32 premises I think.
This usually uses poles or underground chambers so an area built in the seventies isnt a problem - especially if the ducts are in reasonable condition.
The hard bit is from the ducts to the individual premises which, generally, isnt far.
Ex <n>ildram , been to SKY MAX - 15,225 Download
BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload ON THE LINE THAT SKY COULD ONLY PROVIDE 15,255 DOWN AND 800 UP ON!!!,
Moved house, now BE Unlimited 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
FTTC Cab installation commenced 12th April - expect full 80 / 20 - bye bye BE, hello BT Infinity soon!