Ring up and cancel the order, Iím telling you now, the line will be routed via the same cabinet as the current line.
I (obviously) agree with this. 80m overhead is too far, an overhead span canít be that long-itís against the rules. Many installs go out to Kellyís/Quinnís anyway, so even if the pole was within the permitted distance youíve no chance of convincing one of those guys to put up a new dropwire to a different pole if thereís a quicker way of them doing it as theyíre paid per job.
Iíve seen a situation where a house was fed by a cabinet miles away, yet there was a pole connected to a newer cabinet about 30m in the opposite direction. I did think that if they were lucky enough to get a very understanding Openreach installer who was having a good day then they might have some luck getting a new line fed from the other pole. And theyíd have had to order it as basic ADSL2+ first, then the engineer is flexible about switching cabinets. After that they could have upgraded to FTTC.
But in OPís situation, itís impossible! Sorry.
Edited by Icaras (Mon 29-Jan-18 13:09:24)