The DSLAM cabinets are finally starting to be installed on our estate at least a year after the exchange was enabled and other areas served by it have been supplied with FTTC.
Originally when the estate was built (10 years ago) there was no copper from the exchange to the cabs on the estate, TPON was used instead. After some campaigning BT installed a copper "overlay" to provide ADSL to the estate.
Does this TPON & copper overlay have any bearing on modern FTTC (good or bad) ?
Several years ago we had a 2nd phone line for work which we wanted installed in the office, we wanted this for both voice & ADSL. The BT engineer took a spare pair from the back if the down stair NTE5 and changed the single socket extension in the office to a double socket. We have ADSL supplied by BE on both lines, with the modems connected to the double socket the engineer installed in the office.
When we can eventually order FTTC, we will order it for the work line first, will the lack of an NTE5 socket cause a problem ? We will also eventually get FTTC on the original home line, this does have an NTE5 master socket but I'd want the model installed in the office - will BT do that or does it have to be installed where the master socket is ?
The DSLAM cab was installed last week, and from the looks of what was dug up and the pipework that was sticking out of the ground there is a connection between the two original cabs and DSLAM. I don't know if there is any actual wiring between the them though, but I assume that can be blown through when BT are ready to do the work.
From what I can figure out, it seems to be from 3 - 9 months before the cabs are ready to be ordered against - is about right ?
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