Our cabinet (Leire 5) has had problems due to blockages in the road ducting. They have cleared the blockages now (after closing the road for a couple of nights) and have laid black cabling between the cabinet and presumably a main join (double manhole) way up the road.
Our local authority 'superfast' website states that they will blow fibre optic cabling down the ducts. I'm just a bit curious - I've seen Openreach workmen laying similar black cabling elsewhere but also black cabling with yellow lines on it. Is the black cabling some kind of outer sheath, so that someone comes along and runs the fibre optic cabling inside that? What is the difference between the two cables?
I guess I'm trying to work out how far away we are to getting the cabinet live!