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Standard User Snake
(experienced) Sat 11-Nov-17 14:50:06
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Millions of people may want it The question is can they afford it? Or happy to pay the current prices.

In my comment, I stated 0% chance unless ithe rental was around £30 a month. Who would say no to more speed. I am sure eventually it will drop but we donít know when.

People like myself donít mind paying the extra money because we want it, whether we need it, is a different argument.

Also considering Fluidone has been offering fttpod for a while and then Cerberus came along with a lower price, rather then embrace the competition people were questioning it?

I think what would be good is to have a poll to ask user what they think a fair price is fttp/fttpod (install/rental)

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Nov-17 08:45:43
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I am sure eventually it will drop but we donít know when.
From February according to the news articles. Could significantly change the rate of sign up - especially if BT retrospectively turn the infrastructure that has been installed for FTTPoD into FTTP for new customers.
Standard User Snake
(experienced) Mon 13-Nov-17 14:38:54
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Maybe, need to start looking for the CBT on the poles smile

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Standard User Snake
(experienced) Wed 15-Nov-17 13:03:22
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[re: Snake] [link to this post]
 
Update 15/11/2017

Since the fibre run to the pole and connecterized block terminal (CBT) being attached to the pole. There has not been any movement. Cerberus are tying to get a new completion date and understand what other steps are remaining.

My understanding is that the following is outstanding:

1) Jointing work, where fibre's need to be joined into a single long cable. Then the connection is tested from the CBT to the aggregation node
2) A fibre run from the CBT to the inside of my house - ONT setup etc..
3) Connection needs to be activated

Lets hope I can have it by end of next week.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Nov-17 12:49:35
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In reply to a post by Snake:
Then the connection is tested from the CBT to the aggregation node


The only real way to test a fibre is to put light down it ... so the test at the CBT (is that a BT name for it?) will be all the way back to the OLT - the GPON port back at the fibre head-end exchange will generate the light.
Standard User Snake
(experienced) Thu 16-Nov-17 13:08:00
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[re: WWWombat] [link to this post]
 
Ive seen the term CBT (Connectorised Block Terminal) used a few places so I am assuming so.

In terms of testing, I don't think they have to test it all they way back. I would make the assumption that from the aggregation node to the exchange is a working connection/fibre and so they would only need to test up to the aggregation node.

Still waiting on an update so once i have more information i will post an update hopefully with more official details

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Nov-17 13:19:34
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[re: WWWombat] [link to this post]
 
The only real way to test a fibre is to put light down it ... so the test at the CBT (is that a BT name for it?) will be all the way back to the OLT - the GPON port back at the fibre head-end exchange will generate the light.

Agreed.

Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Nov-17 13:21:06
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The way to test is to make a light loss reading ...... to do this you'll need to measure the loss of the whole shebang, as Wombat says.

Standard User Snake
(experienced) Thu 16-Nov-17 14:30:45
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Understood. Just need the guy with the shiny light to turn up smile

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Standard User mumba
(learned) Thu 16-Nov-17 15:57:26
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Update: 15 November 2017

Hi All,

I have another update for my order. So I waited at home yesterday for OR to come and connect the fibre from the pole outside my house to my roof and then to run it into my house.

All was going well with the engineers arriving in the morning. However after about 40 mins they rang my door bell to tell me they could not do the installation that day.

I obviously asked why and it turns out the contracting team who have the hoist truck had bought the wrong type of clamps with them. They bought clamps that are used for normal copper cables and not fibre.

The OR engineer who seemed to know what he is doing said that because fibre is new the contractors don't always realise they need to bring specialised clamps.

So that was a very frustrating experience for me. It won't delay the final go live date because as mentioned before my main delay is being caused by the 18 blocked ducts that still have to be cleared.

My advice to anyone else who is having fibre run from their tel phone to the roof of their house is to remind OR to bring the right equipment for fibre. smile
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