Thanks for that info.
So that confirms then that if a FTTC box happens to be sited closer to someone's property than their connecting cabinet, it doesn't mean an advantage, if anything everyone is disadvantaged slightly as distance is always line length from premises to telephone cabinet PLUS distance between the FTTC and cabinet. It makes perfect sense though it would be connected up this way.
They certainly made a mess of digging up across a side road to run the cables, it hasn't been put back well and for those living on that street, it's pot holes waiting to happen. These contractors really need to be made responsible for putting the road back as it was.
These older telephone cabinets must be a spaghetti of wires with all the added pairs for FTTC. I've seen engineers working on my cab before FTTC and it's just packed with wires, it's a wonder they can get anything connected up to work at all.
Edited by PhilipD (Sat 16-Nov-13 15:03:04)