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Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Tue 25-Jul-17 16:30:58
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Re: My garden needs dug up for FTTP?


[re: falko89] [link to this post]
 
When Virgin recently installed fibre into my property, a 1930s bungalow, they dug a narrow trench from the pavement across the front lawn and a gravel path to the side of the property where they mounted a small, plastic brown box about two feet above ground where the cable comes through the wall into the house. All in all a very quick and hassle free installation with a minimum of mess.

The lawn recovered in a couple of weeks and now the only sign is the box on the side of the house which, as it is beside a bush you can not actually see.
Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Tue 25-Jul-17 16:54:18
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[re: PaulKirby] [link to this post]
 
One point about the CSP is that it is the transition from outdoor cabling (which is good at coping with UV and sunlight) to indoor cabling (low smoke, less of a fire hazard).

As such, it has to be at the point that cables transition from an outdoor environment to an indoor one. And it has to be located somewhere that the engineer can reach with his splicing tools.

Those constrain the location a lot...
Standard User falko89
(member) Tue 25-Jul-17 17:11:52
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Re: My garden needs dug up for FTTP?


[re: Kaoshan] [link to this post]
 
I live in a detached house, I am hoping they put it around the side of the house where it would never be seen.


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Standard User falko89
(member) Tue 25-Jul-17 17:14:02
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Re: My garden needs dug up for FTTP?


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
Going by the info in your other thread you appear to live in a new build property. In that case they shouldn't need to dig up anything, they will use the existing underground ducts to feed the fibre for FTTP.

My property is older than your's ( ~ 9 years) yet when they installed FTTP recently nothing at all was dug up and my lawn remained untouched... otherwise missus would have gone bananas LOL

See photos of my install here

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Can I ask how long this process takes? By the speak of this guy yesterday its not gonna be done today or tomorrow, he says he has to get a contractor in etc. I asked BT and they said external work done by 2nd and internal on 15th but I can't see that happening.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 25-Jul-17 22:57:26
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Re: My garden needs dug up for FTTP?


[re: falko89] [link to this post]
 
Internal cabling & fixing of ONT took around 30 mins but it was a fairly short cable run from the CSP to the ONT as you can see from the photos. External installation of CSP & splicing took an hour or so with no digging whatsoever on my property.

FluidOne FTTP On Demand 330/30 Mbps
Netgear Nighthawk X10 running Voxel

Edited by baby_frogmella (Wed 26-Jul-17 09:55:47)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 26-Jul-17 10:48:08
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Re: My garden needs dug up for FTTP?


[re: WWWombat] [link to this post]
 
The new connectorised Openreach fibre is meant to have the black outer UV proof part removed on entering property to reveal a white indoor friendly cable. Hence no CSP needed

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Wed 26-Jul-17 13:47:46
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[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
Absolutely true (and quite neat), but I feel the need to point out (for the OP's benefit) that the use of connectorised fibre is dependent on how the rest of the neighbourhood is deployed - it isn't down to a choice for each individual subscriber.

From the OP's original description, it certainly seems that the CSP solution is being used in his locality, not the connectorised variant.
Standard User godsell4
(member) Thu 27-Jul-17 08:25:33
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[re: falko89] [link to this post]
 
I have seen FTTP installed at two properties, both involved some sections of the fibre going underground over a short distance, both were done from within about 2 weeks of getting the first visit/survey which it sounds like you have just had.

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Standard User falko89
(member) Thu 27-Jul-17 17:33:58
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[re: godsell4] [link to this post]
 
2 neighbours had it done today. What seemed to happen was a guy with a small digger came and dug up the street ran something into garden, then dug up a small bit of garden, then Openreach arrived and finished off.
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 27-Jul-17 17:55:03
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[re: falko89] [link to this post]
 
Be a contractor installing ducting.

It'll be 100% worth any minor disruption!
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