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Standard User eshaq786
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 31-Mar-14 15:15:56
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New line to different pole


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I have been tasked with looking to get a better connection for a local primary school. Currently the line serving the school is connected to a cabinet that is not fibre enabled.

As the school premises are quite large and therefore there are several telephone poles surrounding the site. Different poles go to different cabinets.

Would we be able to specify BT Openreach to install to a telephone pole of our choosing (all distances are the same and there are no obstacles)? There is a pole that goes back to a cabinet which is fibre enabled.

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Standard User Icaras
(regular) Tue 01-Apr-14 17:47:33
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No sadly not. Openreach won't move you to a different distribution point for that reason.
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Tue 01-Apr-14 17:56:51
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Does a "local primary school" not have a connection to the council run network or is this not that brand of school?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 01-Apr-14 18:18:38
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http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/News-and-events...

Virgin Media looks to have a got a big schools contract

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Standard User flipdee
(member) Tue 01-Apr-14 19:30:44
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There might be an opportunity to conjure up a new address closest to the most appropriate telephone pole.
I've seen some schools list a comms room as a separate address within the BT system.
The other option is speaking to a next door neighbour who can get service via the better pole and doing some clever wireless/cabling after getting a new telephone line installed in their premises paid for by the school.
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 01-Apr-14 22:37:06
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Put a shed in the school grounds as near as possible to the good pole, and declare it the groundsman office wink

Standard User flipdee
(member) Tue 01-Apr-14 22:40:15
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I concur.
Are all poles within the "boundary" of the school grounds?
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Apr-14 23:00:00
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Yup, get a nice line supplier to key a new address instead of one already with NAD reference so it triggers a possible survey and isn't already routed to a set cab smile

That should get the result the OP wants fairly easily.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 01-Apr-14 23:04:34
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Standard User brandscill
(member) Wed 02-Apr-14 07:07:34
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Is this school separate to the council? All schools I've worked in who were run by the council had a connection to the council network. It was called SWAN when first launched it which a fibre cable was ran from the cabinet into the school. This was then taken by BT over copper (make no sense). Then SWAN 2 launched with the contract awarded to VM just as I left working for the council.
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