Ah I see. Similar to taking voltage drop into account, so cabs further from the exchange need more power?
It's a shame they can't create some kind of "double cabinet" that houses multiple independent DSLAMs for multiple PCPs.
Do you happen to know if there are any plans in place regarding neglected city centres at all?
The issue is protecting those people that don't want FTTC, you need power masking set correctly so as not to interfere with ADSL. If you connected an FTTC cab to two PCPs you'd need different power masking for the two.
A stupid decision imho, were it not for the enforced pseudo competition enforced by OFCOM, where you can buy the same service provided by the same engineers on the same hardware with the same underlying costs from 100 different providers, we'd probably find that BT would have just moved everyone over to VDSL when it reached a cabinet.
I'm not even 100% sure we'd see higher prices as at least we'd only be paying for one support team, one set of fatcat CEOs, we would not have to subsidise stupid loss making offers (get 6 months free broadband and £125 sainsburys voucher and £100 quidco cashback!) etc.
We'd almost certainly see better service, as we did when BT were a monopoly and did not try to charge you for fixing their own faults.
Edited by nemeth782 (Tue 05-Jan-16 18:34:35)