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Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Mon 26-Mar-18 21:22:11
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Fibre has just been laid near my home.


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Hey folks.

Today there were road workers laying fibre along side the road in the grass verge past my house. The village near me is getting fibre broadband but i'm guessing we'll have to wait for a solution to the long line problem. I've snapped a couple of pictures of what's happened outside my house. Wondering if you guys could tell me with the little info i'm giving whats going on.

There are 2 fibre cables poking out the ground (assuming they will be connected to one another)
https://i.imgur.com/UWQqPD2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wBet0fc.jpg

There is also a box looking thing with a couple of foundation blocks around it.
https://i.imgur.com/cXzVEUy.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LqqPZv3.jpg

There is a few spots marked in blue paint, including the man hole cover where the underground copper cable connects to the pole to my house.
https://i.imgur.com/G3eA1Rq.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XbCPU23.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/UjiGsM7.jpg (underground copper cable connecting to pole)

Am i just wishful thinking that its a possibility of my family getting fibre broadband? Or is this just simply a point in the fibre run where two cables are spliced together and we're just being skipped over.

Oh the thought of high speed broadband being metres away kills me.

Thanks
Michael.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 26-Mar-18 21:56:10
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Whose 'fibre' is it? I see some green tubing and pavement chamber components but none of it looks like Openreach stuff

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:04:38
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The last picture appears to show a ‘JB23’ type lid .... not used by any other service provider AFAIK


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Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:07:12
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Hi MrSaffron.

According to Roadworkscotland.org it is openreach. Didn't see any openreach vans or workers. They were using a specialised tractor attachment to dig and place the fibre. Openreach have just installed a green cabinet in the village the fibre is running too, i'm assuming that's where its heading.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:14:39
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Was peaking on a small screen so hard to fully recognise

Green tube suggests someones fibre anyway will be going down it at some point

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:17:47
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Okay so mole plough probably yes the smaller duct than Openreach normally has

If village has a VDSL2 cabinet appearing then will need fibre, and that would not normally include the breakouts for FTTP

Most Openreach FTTP areas give an idea of it being on the way on https://www.homeandbusiness.openreach.co.uk/fibre-br... and there is a fair bit across Scotland but main focus is still on VDSL2 cabinets

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Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:25:18
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I like the sound of that. "normally include the breakouts for FTTP" I won't take it as gospel but will leave me hopeful. The checker still shows the usual but i shall be patient. Time will tell.

Thanks again.
Michael
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(staff) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:31:10
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NOTE I SAID

"and that would not normally include the breakouts for FTTP"

There will be joints where fibre is spliced together which may explain the periodic chambers, but that is it.

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Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:34:47
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Oh yes, so you did. My wishful thinking (Stupidity) skipped that part. My bad.

Thank you
Michael.
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(staff) Mon 26-Mar-18 22:36:53
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i had to check what I typed too as when typing quick I have a tendency to miss the odd word out

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