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Standard User gazzyk1ns
(committed) Fri 22-Aug-14 06:44:17
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Part of BDUK overlay or just maintenance?


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So, this may turn out to be in the wrong forum - sorry if that turns out to be the case.

Recently Openreach and their various contractors have been working in and close to smal villages near me, and recently they replaced a load of existing poles and seemed to renew/update the cabling on the same route. From these attached photos, can anyone tell me if they're to do with a BDUK overlay? There are far more obvious examples near here, which have what are almost certainly fibre splitter/distribution nodes at the top of poles, but this one and its neighbours are slightly different. Obviously a lot of attention has been paid to "staying" the pole, and ensuring the cables don't droop, and I assume one of those is a completely normal joint. but what about the distribution box which seems to be mounted externally of something else? i.e. on the "left" of the post, as we look at the photo.

I assume someone will know, sorry for my ignorance and cheers for any helpful replies.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 22-Aug-14 08:25:08
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Re: Part of BDUK overlay or just maintenance?


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Looks more like copper rather than fibre

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Standard User gazzyk1ns
(committed) Fri 22-Aug-14 17:01:00
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Re: Part of BDUK overlay or just maintenance?


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Hmm, thanks for the reply - just a lot of BDUK activity around there made me wonder.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 22-Aug-14 17:08:44
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Re: Part of BDUK overlay or just maintenance?


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If its an EO area, then maybe some copper network rearrangement to connect people to cabinets for the first time, or just the year for maintenance in that area.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Fri 22-Aug-14 19:47:13
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Re: Part of BDUK overlay or just maintenance?


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Sorry to spoil your hopes, that's just normal aerial cable, 50 or maybe 100 copper pairs within.
The joint on the side of the pole is just that, a joint.

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