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Standard User chriswillb
(newbie) Sun 16-Aug-15 13:57:36
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Possible FTTP rollout in Devon? Opinions?


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Hi,

At the moment I live in the middle of nowhere in mid Devon. My Postcode is covered by the BDUK scheme but my cabinet is roughly 3 miles away and so I get down speeds of roughly 1.5Mb/s. However, recently there have been openreach engineers installing what looks to be FTTP infrastructure along my lane. They have been installing fibre on the existing telegraph poles which now have "caution overhead fibre" signs on them. The engineers have also been installing what looks to be fibre distribution nodes on some of the poles as well. See the linked pics for more detail. IN your opinions, does this looks like I might be getting an FTTP solution sometime in the near(ish) future?

You can see the distribution point at the top

The thick fibre which looks as if it will serve as the backhaul

Loops of fibre which looks a if they will go to various homes

Signs on all local telegraph poles

Many poles have fibre drop cables installed on them
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 16-Aug-15 14:39:45
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Re: Possible FTTP rollout in Devon? Opinions?


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Yes

The FTTP manifolds are only used for FTTP roll-out

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Standard User chriswillb
(newbie) Sun 16-Aug-15 15:23:06
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Re: Possible FTTP rollout in Devon? Opinions?


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Anyway to estimate a timescale based on the amount of work already done? IE is the splitter node installation indicative of an imminent connection date?


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Standard User FredTheB
(member) Sun 16-Aug-15 15:45:03
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need your postcode to find that out

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Standard User chriswillb
(newbie) Sun 16-Aug-15 15:45:32
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Standard User FredTheB
(member) Sun 16-Aug-15 18:52:47
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Hard to tell at this point, hopefully before the end of the year.

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Standard User chriswillb
(newbie) Wed 02-Mar-16 02:34:26
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Some extra work done a few weeks ago...


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So these distribution points (I think?) have been installed on loads of poles in the area. I would expect them to be fed from a cable from the ground but none of them are.

IMAGE - Loads of these in the area

And this square box with a yellow band around it has been installed on the pole opposite the one pictured above.

IMAGE - Not quite sure what this is

What's interesting is that all the FTTP poles have a single small fibre cable connected between them. My guess is that they're all fed by an overhead backhaul as digging a 3km trench from the exchange doesn't seem feasible since BT have said that service is supposed to be available this month. Do overhead backhauls ever happen?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 02-Mar-16 08:22:27
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Re: Some extra work done a few weeks ago...


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The first picture does indeed show a fibre DP.

The second would appear to be a simple (fibre) joint.

I suspect you have mixed up your terminology, the backhaul is usually the link from a major node back to another, think from an exchange maybe back to a POP.

As for overhead fibre provision, it is fairly common, and as you have already stated cheaper than miles of new ductwork.

Standard User chriswillb
(newbie) Wed 02-Mar-16 08:31:34
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Thanks.

Just out of interest, how should I refer to the main link back to the exchange?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 02-Mar-16 09:08:20
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Just out of interest, how should I refer to the main link back to the exchange?

Just as fibre, or maybe 'the feed fibre'.

There's a nice simple diagram showing the basics here.

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