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Standard User JammaN
(newbie) Mon 05-Aug-13 19:06:03
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Can I pay BT to replace 450m of cable?


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I am just enquiring if it is possible to pay BT to replace about 450m of cable (all overhead) from my cabinet to my house as (according to a BT engineer who recently visited) has been the root of all evil to do with my line in recent weeks. About 120m of it is aluminium. I am on ADSL max.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 05-Aug-13 20:34:38
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Network Rearrangement is the term you are looking for

http://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/submitFeedback....

Be prepared for a shock on the cost of replacing 450m of wire

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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Mon 05-Aug-13 20:43:36
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Re: Can I pay BT to replace 450m of cable?


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but only need to replace the ali, so just 120m required 'new'


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 05-Aug-13 20:50:44
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You obviously did not offer the BT Tech enough tea, biscuits, bacon rolls &c. Had the cable been that bad he would have reported it and put in a request for replacement.

As Mr S says, be prepared for a shock - it will be two or possibly three people for most of a day.


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Standard User partial
(member) Mon 05-Aug-13 21:23:33
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Highly unlikely that any overhead wire is aluminium.
Standard User JammaN
(newbie) Mon 05-Aug-13 21:58:01
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Highly unlikely that any overhead wire is aluminium.

Ah I should have added that the 120m length of alu is from the cab to the first pole which goes under a road
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 05-Aug-13 22:04:12
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In reply to a post by JammaN:
Ah I should have added that the 120m length of alu is from the cab to the first pole which goes under a road
The price is increasing wink

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 05-Aug-13 22:06:47
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No chance then. That sounds as though a lot of subscribers would lose phone and broadband connection for a considerable period.

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Standard User JammaN
(newbie) Mon 05-Aug-13 22:09:44
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
In reply to a post by JammaN:
Ah I should have added that the 120m length of alu is from the cab to the first pole which goes under a road
The price is increasing wink


Yeah its rapidly turning into a pipe dream laugh

Maybe a well placed axe swing where it exits the ground by the pole might be needed! I am joking of course. Its really frustrating though.

Hypothetically speaking, in a couple of years time when I may have FTTC here (gogo superfast Cymru) will this 120m length of aluminium over 450m from me to the cab have a drastic affect on my FTTC sync?
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Aug-13 01:08:40
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Hypothetically speaking, in a couple of years time when I may have FTTC here (gogo superfast Cymru) will this 120m length of aluminium over 450m from me to the cab have a drastic affect on my FTTC sync?
It wont help that's for sure! It probably affects more people than just you, those people probably would rather keep the ali than have downtime. Also it might not be having a drastic affect anyway.
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