I live in a rural area of Northern Ireland approx 2-3miles from the exchange. Currently getting 3.5mb on ADSL, except when the weather turns bad but I suspect its due to some dodgy looking cables lying by a pole along my lane.
The telephone poles come down my road and then up my lane where it then splits off to feed the 4 houses on my lane. When I was driving to the end of the lane today I noticed the pole at the end had a yellow sign on it saying "Caution Overhead Fibre". Now I haven't noticed anything new with the overhead cables in a long time but these signs are on each pole as the cables travel further down my road. I've been reading up on BT's FTTP & FTTrN deployment but I can't see any evidence of anything being done in my area like this and I can't imagine my area being earmarked for an FTTrN/P upgrade anytime soon.
Does anyone know if this is likely to be a mistake? Or are BT installing the cabling in advance to future proof their rural network? I know there's a big drive here in Northern Ireland to get superfast rural broadband but there has been little evidence of anything actually happening.
I shall try and get some photos tomorrow of the poles.