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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 23-Sep-13 17:21:34
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Exchange Visit


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Have anyones visit telephone exchange to tour around inside yet? Eg: school visit or college visit.

I would like to tour around of what is inside the exchange is like and how is BT deal with it?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 23-Sep-13 17:26:33
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Re: Exchange Visit


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http://blog.thinkbroadband.com/2012/11/spotters-guid...

The modern bits, other than that lots of spare floor space is common and old copper wiring frames, but while old are fully functional and very neatly cabled.

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 23-Sep-13 17:30:39
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Pretty neatly cabled!

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Edited by adslmax (Mon 23-Sep-13 17:31:18)


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 23-Sep-13 18:01:18
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Re: Exchange Visit


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Perhaps they were open during the Heritage Open Days, 12-15 September 2013. If not, maybe they should have been.

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 23-Sep-13 18:23:18
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I think BT won't allow any visit to the exchange. Only restrict to BT engineers only.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 23-Sep-13 18:32:21
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Have been around plenty of them ....


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 23-Sep-13 18:49:16
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So how do LLU operators maintain their kit?

Long pointy sticks?

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Standard User eckiedoo
(member) Mon 23-Sep-13 20:19:03
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Try approaching BT as part of a group or organisation, rather than as an individual.

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However, modern exchanges are just basically racks of equipment, with nothing obvious happening - unlike the "good old days" of Strowgers rattling up and around.

I suggest also that you should take a good look at any of the "street furniture" when opened for work to be carried out, eg the traditional cabinets, underground jointing chambers, poles etc, as the basic phone service, fax, dial-up, ADSLx, security alarms etc, are still reliant on them and the multiplicity of wires, cables and JOINTS.

Keeping in mind that from the cabinet to the customer is still involved for the migration to VDSL and the quality of service achieved by that..

Then think of the linesmen working on those in all sorts of weather, up at the tops of poles, kneeling down or crouched in the pavement chambers; and hunkered down in front of the cabinets.

Frozen fingers, noisy passing traffic, fine work in rough environments.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 23-Sep-13 21:29:15
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Have anyones visit telephone exchange

OH yes. Daily. grin

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