Whilst there could be a million and one reasons for a cabinet being on hold, second to resource availability for actually carrying out the works, one forerunner for delays to cabinet enablement seems to be for wayleave reasons (though the current PCP is on an area of grass circa 20m x 3m which is believed to be publically owned, includes a lamp post, and is next to a dwelling, hopefully making siting and power provision for the fibre twin a breeze). Does anyone know:
a) what type of power circuit is required for an FTTC cabinet (or similar powered street furniture); are street lighting circuits suitable, or those supplying residential properties, or something else?
b) if we're told there is a wayleave issue, but not who the non-consenting landowner is, are there any ways to determine whom the landowners of a particular area of land are (eg/ can you enquire via the Land Registry)? It would be unlikely any land in the vicinity of our cabinet would be anything other than public land, or awaiting adoption from one of two developers - it's the developers we're most concerned may be holding things up.
c) there are two cabinets already FTTC enabled very close to my own property (one <40m, the other <100m); Openreach will of course never change their routing and connect any of us into those, but what is the viability of installing a new pole or piece of street furniture (or using the existing bus stop) close to an existing fibre cabinet, having FTTC or even FTTPoD (and power), installed to it, and creating a local Wi-Fi service from that? Do any companies exist that already do this (on a local basis, rather than those covering whole cities with wifi), or does anyone think it's something worth exploring further (if Openreach now go cold on us)?
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