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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Sep-15 08:15:36
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CityFibre York - Pictures


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I happened to be close to where CityFibre had been installing the network for TT and Sky, Rawcliffe in York, so I took a few pictures.

Fairly neatly done, and some guys were around playing in a fibre patch cabinet too.

Street
http://postimg.org/image/3k3dib1rp/
http://postimg.org/image/gyddl9mhv/

Offshoot To House
http://postimg.org/image/qkqh36uux/
http://postimg.org/image/jyytfjn6r/

Chamber
http://postimg.org/image/p0mpd4s13/

Cabinet
http://postimg.org/image/zfnd5oc8b/

Streetmap to cabinet
May 2012: https://goo.gl/maps/IhNDl
June 2015: https://goo.gl/maps/Dp2if

The street seems to be served by both Virgin and Openreach FTTC; FTTC is evident in the 2012 streetview picture (behind the cyclist), while the cabinet to the right of the tent (in my last picture) appears to be Virgin.

The 2015 streetview picture shows some additional roadworks and chambers compared with 2012, and they seem to match the CityFibre ones I saw. Perhaps the backhaul had been done by June, but none of the access network.

A large amount of the pavement now has the extra channel running along it, patched neatly, but strangely there weren't that many offshoots to connection pots for individual properties. I took one picture where it existed, but many other houses didn't seem to have anything equivalent ... which seems odd to me.
Standard User Icaras
(committed) Wed 16-Sep-15 08:44:00
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Re: CityFibre York - Pictures


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I agree, does seem odd that a lot of the houses don't have offshoots.

Interesting pictures though, really tiny ducts. Clever.

I'd question why they are requiring cabinets on this build, it seems unesessary. Openreach FTTP doesn't require cabinets. I'm all for less street clutter.
Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Sep-15 08:58:30
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I couldn't see past the bloke too well, but it looked like a patch cabinet, at least. I couldn't really tell whether there was anything active in there.


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Standard User Icaras
(committed) Thu 17-Sep-15 12:55:36
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Does anyone know how this network differs from Openreach FTTP? I just don't know why it couldn't have all been buried.
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