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Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 25-Aug-14 11:46:54
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What is this duct for?


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http://i.imgur.com/t8QJviP.jpg

Image above. The duct runs from under the fibre cabinet, to the bottom of a telegraph pole. Behind it is also an electricity substation.

Is this for getting power to the cabinet, or are they planning on running something up the pole?

We're the opposite side of the village from the exchange, and given that there's an FTTC cab, I suppose it's not FTTP, although the area is marked for a mix of both.


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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 25-Aug-14 11:58:51
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It's not for power. Using a grey duct for power is a big no-no.
Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 25-Aug-14 12:18:46
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Must be up the pole then, but what could that be?

Not FTTP, and definitely from the FTTC cab (I saw the other end before they put the cab in place).


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Standard User Rastus
(committed) Mon 25-Aug-14 12:19:07
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Re: What is this duct for?


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In reply to a post by AndyPandy:
http://i.imgur.com/t8QJviP.jpg

Image above. The duct runs from under the fibre cabinet, to the bottom of a telegraph pole. Behind it is also an electricity substation.

Is this for getting power to the cabinet, or are they planning on running something up the pole?

We're the opposite side of the village from the exchange, and given that there's an FTTC cab, I suppose it's not FTTP, although the area is marked for a mix of both.


Too small for badgers. wink

Quite possibly for FTTP. (if it actually comes from an UG chamber)

Edited by Rastus (Mon 25-Aug-14 12:20:14)

Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 25-Aug-14 12:30:31
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Seems strange to provide FTTP up a telegraph pole, that is served by a PCP with an FTTC cab stood next to it doesn't it?

Unless it's for those that can't achieve decent speeds due to the distance.

Very odd, I'll keep an eye on it!


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Standard User Rastus
(committed) Mon 25-Aug-14 13:01:57
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Seems strange to provide FTTP up a telegraph pole, that is served by a PCP with an FTTC cab stood next to it doesn't it?

True, but are you certain that the lines supplied by that pole are definitely connected to the PCP in question?

Perhaps your own line is from that pole, but if not, if you know the phone number of someone who is connected to the pole you could enter said number into the line checker to confirm the cabinet number.



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Unless it's for those that can't achieve decent speeds due to the distance.

There has to be a boundary somewhere between the FTTC and FTTP areas, and although I've seen both halves of a semi-detached house split between FTTC and FTTP, they were fed from different poles.

I don't think FTTPoD is made available until after FTTC is enabled on a cabinet (BICBW), but that would be another possibility if someone had placed an order for FTTPoD.
Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 25-Aug-14 16:28:38
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True, but are you certain that the lines supplied by that pole are definitely connected to the PCP in question?


Can't be 100% certain, but as the PCP is a stone's through away, it seems likely smile

In reply to a post by Rastus:
I don't think FTTPoD is made available until after FTTC is enabled on a cabinet (BICBW), but that would be another possibility if someone had placed an order for FTTPoD.


No FTTPoD here as far as the spreadsheet says at least, just pure FTTP.

Would love to get FTTP, but something tells me that as I'm connected to the PCP I'll get FTTC. That said, FTTP seems to take much longer, so maybe it's a good thing short term.


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Standard User AndyHCZ
(member) Mon 25-Aug-14 17:04:20
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It looks black to me...

Black/red = power
White/grey = telecommunications
Standard User charlietoo
(newbie) Mon 25-Aug-14 17:58:20
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It's not for power. Using a grey duct for power is a big no-no.

It could be intended for telemetry monitoring for the Substation.
Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Mon 25-Aug-14 18:03:06
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It's definitely grey. I don't think they connect telemetry equipment for substations to fibre....do they?!


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