I live in a rural location, close to Fulletby near Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
Openreach have installed fibre in existing underground ducts that pass my
home in two directions. One goes to my local exchange from the nearest FTTC
and the other to a neighbouring village. My current phone line is EO and I
have a reasonable (for ADSL) but slowly degrading, connection to my local
exchange 2 miles away. My nearest FTTC is half a mile away but my phone line
goes in the opposite direction!
I have contacted an outfit called Onlincolnshire who appear to be governed
by my Local Council, OnLincolnshire@lincolnshire.gov.uk. This started 18
months ago and the latest report I have at the start of January this year:
"We are in receipt of plans from BT re. a connection for you to the new
cabinet. It involves circa 600m of overhead cabling and a small section of
underground. They are physically surveying in the next couple of days."
Is there no other way to connect me to the fibres that pass my home without
installing 600 metres of wire to this cabinet? Is there not some "box of
tricks" that could be fitted in the fibre close to my home? Any other
technology that could utilise that 2 miles of copper wire more effectively?
Connection Speed 7168 kbps
Line Attenuation 39.0 db
Noise Margin 8.5 db