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Standard User Loading
(newbie) Sat 29-Jun-13 20:44:59
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FTTC in this area?


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Would a fibre cabinet even be able to be placed near to the current cabinet, how would the fibre travel from the exchange to the cabinet, as the current copper cables travel underground to the exchange, which is about 2km as the crow flies,without digging up the fields?
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Edited by Loading (Sat 29-Jun-13 20:48:44)

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(staff) Sat 29-Jun-13 20:54:14
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If the currect canles are ducted underground then fibre is put through a new smaller duct in the existing ducting

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 29-Jun-13 21:15:59
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Expanding on MrSaffron's reply, a plastic(?) tube is passed through the existing ducting. The fibre is literally blown through that tubing.

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Standard User Loading
(newbie) Sat 29-Jun-13 22:39:51
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What do you mean by blown, also how do bt choose which cabinet to upgrade, is it how many premises in the area,or?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 29-Jun-13 22:54:49
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Blown - air pressure. Like you using a pea-shooter but with a string attached to the pea. (I think pea-shooters were made illegal many years ago, so you may not know what one is).

Which cabinets - a mystery.

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Standard User Loading
(newbie) Sat 29-Jun-13 23:01:21
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Yeah the pea shooters, if I get fttc, and the last leg is done by copper and is 3.5km what speed would I be looking at?
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 29-Jun-13 23:03:24
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The fibres themselves have an exterior waxy coating over the bundle, this is fairly rough, which helps the compressed air get purchase on the fibre. Also, a small 'bullet' end is crimped on, again providing more resistance for the blow.

Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 29-Jun-13 23:05:12
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3.5k to the cab from your place ?

If so, you are looking at virtually no improvement, the faster it goes at the start, the shorter the distance it travels, VDSL gives up at around 2.5k.

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 29-Jun-13 23:11:52
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In reply to a post by Loading:
Yeah the pea shooters, if I get fttc, and the last leg is done by copper and is 3.5km what speed would I be looking at?
Uh? tongue smile.
as the current copper cables travel underground to the exchange, which is about 2km
Where is the cabinet?

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Standard User Loading
(newbie) Sun 30-Jun-13 09:55:22
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Won't they be using vdsl2 and it is 3km.
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