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Standard User Lively
(newbie) Sun 23-Sep-12 10:31:09
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Coaxial Cable


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I'm just wondering how much hassle would it be to replace my phone line myself with coax cable? I've seen videos of farmers installing their own fiber but I thought that would be a bit expensive.
Would I need to get Open Reach involved or could I just knock on the exchange door when I get there?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 23-Sep-12 10:38:27
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Re: Coaxial Cable


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What difference do you think coax would make?


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 23-Sep-12 10:42:52
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Re: Coaxial Cable


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Do what you like in your own home and on your own land.

A telephone line requires two wires, and using the shield on coax for one would not be the brightest idea

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Standard User Lively
(newbie) Sun 23-Sep-12 10:45:05
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Re: Coaxial Cable


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It would have less loss of signal over the same distance?
How to VM manage to use it?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 23-Sep-12 10:48:02
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Re: Coaxial Cable


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They dont use the coax for their telephone line

They use it just for the DOCSIS cable signal which is one wire RF signal

They're telephone is delivered over a standard copper pair that runs alongside the coax

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 23-Sep-12 11:09:14
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If you are going to run your own cable they you'll need telecommunication code powers. Where crossing private land you'll also need a way leave.

If you want a better line to your home then it'd likely be cheaper and far less hassle to order a leased line. I'm sure you won't like the price of that though. You can get a quick indication of cost here:- http://clueless.aa.net.uk/etherquote.cgi although this will not include any excess construction cost if applicable (which there will be if there isn't already fibre on site).

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 23-Sep-12 11:24:44
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Is this the same place you have 2 lines? I'm not sure the Not Spots forum is appropriate as you can get over 20Mbps...
Why not combine the two lines?


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Standard User wirelesspacman
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 08-Oct-12 12:42:26
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Have to admit I love the thought of someone turning up at a BT exchange with the end of the cable and saying "please sir, can you plug me in?" smile

If I was the BT guy on site at the time, I really would be tempted to give it a go just for a laugh.

Mind you, I would also be dusting off my CV for when they sacked me... smile

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