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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Mon 24-Apr-17 16:40:16
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Re: How to make good a brain-dead FTTC service?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
BT does, however, have the work to do on re-investment of the clawback. But the planning won't start until Gigaclear's plans become clear in the next few months.
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(staff) Mon 24-Apr-17 17:51:23
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Re: How to make good a brain-dead FTTC service?


[re: WWWombat] [link to this post]
 
Only if the clawback is reused with BT, there are options to sit on it and get it paid back after the 7 year contract period is up.

The clawback would not be available for using with Gigaclear if its generated by BT takeup from phase 1, but can foresee a council finding a way of spending the money from elsewhere temporarily knowing it will eventually come back to them.

CDS given the angst and plain anger that seems to exist at times (may not really be the case but the impression one gets from what can see is that) means almost anything that is not BT will be preferred by the council.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Tue 25-Apr-17 03:24:56
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Re: How to make good a brain-dead FTTC service?


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The CDS report at the most recent Devon CC meeting was that they'd already agreed to accept BT's offer for the early clawback.


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Standard User Gadget
(committed) Tue 25-Apr-17 07:53:49
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Re: How to make good a brain-dead FTTC service?


[re: jaybee2017] [link to this post]
 
One thing to remember is that the fibre cabinet must be located within a short distance (50m if I recall) of the "normal" copper cabinet, so if there was a cabinet halfway between your village and the exchange in the first place that is where the fibre twin must be located - not that it helps your current FTTC speed but would explain why the FTTC cab is where it is.
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 25-Apr-17 09:00:31
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Re: How to make good a brain-dead FTTC service?


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Usually 50, 100m max in extreme circumstances, but it requires sign off from someone high up in the project team.
Standard User jaybee2017
(newbie) Tue 25-Apr-17 10:51:27
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Re: How to make good a brain-dead FTTC service?


[re: Gadget] [link to this post]
 
One thing to remember is that the fibre cabinet must be located within a short distance (50m if I recall) of the "normal" copper cabinet, so if there was a cabinet halfway between your village and the exchange in the first place that is where the fibre twin must be located - not that it helps your current FTTC speed but would explain why the FTTC cab is where it is.


No, no cabinet between us and the exchange prior to the preparatory works for the FTTC. The FTTC box and "street cabinet" are new erections within a metre or two of each other at the location identified by MrSaffron earlier. I'll try to get a newer picture up on Google next time I'm going past.

The whole installation was a very drawn-out affair, partly due to the difficult route between the cabinet site and the exchange. Not obvious from the map is the valley in between is heavily wooded, very steep sided and around 500ft deep. This made for a number of difficulties with the FTTC works (e.g. seriously blocked ducts prevented pulling the FO cable) and meant that lots of the lines fan out from that valley crossing point to scattered farms on that side of the chasm, rather than fanning out from exchange as would be the case with flatter terrain.
Standard User jaybee2017
(newbie) Tue 25-Apr-17 14:00:33
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Re: How to make good a brain-dead FTTC service?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
Street view is not up to date, but you mean it is at this junction?

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.9675726,-3.5415837...

This what it looks like now:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vorjxlntpm7k0fb/IMG_201704...
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