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Standard User vit0
(regular) Sun 26-Feb-12 11:02:42
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MPF Line


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Hi,

I'm having an MPF line put in for Digital Region FTTC, does anyone know if the BT engineer will pull a new copper cable or will he use a pair from the existing cable?

Cheers,

Lee
Standard User JonRennie
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-Feb-12 11:14:08
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Re: MPF Line


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If there's a spare pair, it will be used.

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Standard User vit0
(regular) Sun 26-Feb-12 13:33:07
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Well it seems to be a standard 6 core cable with the blue pair being used on the existing line.

Lee


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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-Feb-12 14:20:26
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That's on the existing internal feed to your NTE, are you going to want your new line adjacent to this ? If so, then it's a cert that the engineer will use a spare in the existing cable.

Standard User vit0
(regular) Sun 26-Feb-12 16:01:31
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Not sure tbh, If I wanted it elsewhere would they need to pull a new cable from the cabinet? And if so is it likely to be a better quality of cable than was used ~30 years ago when my house was built?

Lee

Edited by vit0 (Sun 26-Feb-12 16:02:42)

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 26-Feb-12 16:33:27
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In reply to a post by vit0:
Not sure tbh, If I wanted it elsewhere would they need to pull a new cable from the cabinet?
No. You'll only get a new cable if there aren't any spare pairs.



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Standard User vit0
(regular) Sun 26-Feb-12 16:36:22
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If I wanted it in a different room, would they joint the existing spare pairs to an extension?

Lee
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(staff) Sun 26-Feb-12 16:48:49
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A joint is the most likely option, the money paid for a new line comes no where near the cost of getting a new pair to every customer.

Copper ages pretty well

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 26-Feb-12 16:51:21
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As far as I know, they originally installed more than one pair so they didn't have to pull a new cable from the cab to your house. If there's a spare pair, they'll use that. If not, they'll pull a new cable. The only thing that's important for FTTC is the distance from you to the cab.



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Standard User vit0
(regular) Sun 26-Feb-12 18:51:55
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I'm about 150m from the cab so expecting near enough full speeds smile

Just hope the existing line isn't copper coated aluminium

EDIT:
I presume they'll have to joint a pair as there isn't much slack on the cable (I can't pull the cable through anymore)

Socket:http://i41.tinypic.com/2crnko7.jpg
Inside:http://i43.tinypic.com/15g3yad.jpg

I think it got moved by builders before I moved in so the cable is under the floor boards, awkward

Lee

Edited by vit0 (Sun 26-Feb-12 20:39:03)

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