Some of these things have been up on poles with nothing connected to them for over 18 months.
In other areas in Wales I've seen 5 of these on a 1/2 mile stretch of road with only 4 farms in that area, and in another village there are two of these on poles next to each other which wil presumably feed the 4 houses nearby.
As part of the Superfast Cymru Big Build, FTTC cabs were due to be installed to connect the current cabs, then FTTP was the next steps. EO lines would come 3rd, then satelltite, wireless or other technologies to do the rest.
They seemed to go for the easy solution of new cabs for EO lines 1st, then FTTC, FTTP etc.
I'm not complaining, I went from a decent 7.5 line to 80 due to a new "EO Cab", and a few weeks after the exchange for FTTC became live, ADSL2+ became available too.
My sister on the otherhand is still stuck on 1Mbit/s miles away from the exchange. Since the summer a couple of new poles have been erected in the field next to her house and fibre a splitter was put up soon after, but none of these are connected to anything yet.
There doesn't seem to be a pattern to how things are setup and no rhyme or reason to the order they do things.
Edited by mrijones (Mon 21-Mar-16 15:52:52)