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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 27-Mar-18 11:02:21
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: robnicholson] [link to this post]
 
Just looks like joints/splices on a piece of fibre

Splitters are hidden in ground in a green metal box on the poles in overhead deployment areas

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Standard User Icaras
(experienced) Tue 27-Mar-18 19:50:45
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: robnicholson] [link to this post]
 
First two photos are just copper joints and cables Iím afraid.

Last one is obviously fibre. The pole marked with the yellow label must have fibre on it somewhere but I canít see it in your photos.

Icaras
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 27-Mar-18 20:10:37
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: Icaras] [link to this post]
 
but I canít see it in your photos

Fibre is very thin see Icaras, youíll find that out on the training winkgrin


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 27-Mar-18 20:51:33
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
My Fruit & Fibre has big pieces.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 27-Mar-18 21:13:42
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
I think youíll find that would be raisin the light loss reading too much.

Standard User robnicholson
(regular) Tue 27-Mar-18 21:39:31
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Fibre is very thin see Icaras, youíll find that out on the training


All of the poles except the one where I thought it came out of the ground have the yellow plates saying "Caution Fibre Overhead". One suspects that they haven't finished the installation yet.

My friend up there says there is a "box thing" a bit further up the road. Need to re-visit and maybe take some photos in better light smile
Standard User Icaras
(experienced) Wed 28-Mar-18 08:34:28
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
but I canít see it in your photos

Fibre is very thin see Icaras, youíll find that out on the training winkgrin


Haha, indeed. I have worked with it before in the company actually, many years ago.

On one of the photos I think I can see something related to fibre at the top of the pole but itís hard to make out.

Icaras
Standard User jabuzzard
(regular) Mon 09-Apr-18 14:36:00
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Openreach don't break into an existing fibre tube and the fibres held within, or if the newest method slice through the Kevlar cable and split out 1 of 44 individual fibres.


Note that they can and do drag cables up from the bottom of the ocean and splice into one of the dark fibres while the rest are live, then put the whole lot back down at the bottom of the ocean, while they also lay a branch to somewhere else. I watched some program on Quest I think randomly on a weekend where they did that last year. So it is perfectly possible for Openreach to do that if they want to as a fibre on a telegraph pole is a whole lot easier to work with than one on the bottom of the ocean.
Standard User Gadget
(committed) Tue 10-Apr-18 00:12:40
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: jabuzzard] [link to this post]
 
The cost of losing the cable makes the expense of hauling it up and fixing it viable - of course if money were no object the same could be done for you, but would you be prepared to pay?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-18 06:06:26
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Re: Tapping into fibre on a telegraph pole


[re: Gadget] [link to this post]
 
Good point. A trawl through this thread proves you right.

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