I'm guessing it's just FTTP but I've never seen it set up quite like this. It's a small village, and a very small part of the outskirts of a village at that (It's Kersey Tye in Suffolk if anyone wants to know). I don't know whether it was a BDUK-funded project or the residents there clubbed together to get ~10 of them FTTP - I am guessing they would have the cash. Anyway, assumptions about people's personal wealth aside, can Andrew/whoever confirm a couple of things with these pictures please? They aren't the best pictures because it was getting really dark and I only had my phone, so I've photoshopped the contrast and saturation to make them less impossible to see. I'm linking to them directly but obviously please magnify them in your browser to get a proper look. Or if Photobucket tries to show you a page-sized version, just mouseover it and press the + magnifying glass.
is the bottom of a pole. I'm guessing the green box contains an array of splice trays?
is the top of the same pole. What are the ...urm... black plastic bits which the fibre wraps around for?
is a better view of the green fibre splice tray/DP? Just down the road. No power warnings, hence my guess at them simply containing loads of splice trays. The yellow sticker on the pole says "Caution Overhead Fibre" - presumably a warning to poorly-trained OR people who might be expecting copper up there?
From what I could see, about 6 or 7 properties had FTTP from those two and a couple of other poles - but they're obviously planning something on a rather bigger scale? I've seen a photo of a pole with FTTP run to it but no connected customers (in Cornwall, on Andrew's site I think?), but that photo had existing copper. Here's
a brand new pole which they've just shoved the "larger" yellow-striped tubing up, and nothing else.
Any info appreciated, I want to know more about all of this. I assume the green pole-boxes are to replace what would usually be in the footway box in front of a fibre cab, but as this is FTTP and has no cabs, they have to put them there? Also, you've got the location up there. I don't know if they can just take a main fibre feed off a spine (which I think runs along the A1071 nearby), or they'd have to take it from the nearest head-end? I think EABFD is too small to be a head-end (and SamKnows mis-locates its location by MILES, EABFD is in the middle of Boxford, as you'd expect, not Colchester). EAHAS (Hadleigh, Suffolk) may be a head-end, and I'd love to know a definite answer to that, but from watching roadworks I think this lot in Kersey Tye is probably "fed" from EASUD (Sudbury, Suffolk). Or, with FTTP, might they just run an independent fibre tube from "wherever" and then deal with dividing it up locally?
That is all the information I have, and those are all the questions I have. Thanks in advance for any information/answers.