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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 22-Aug-17 22:29:28
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Re: BT home move woes


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Roadworks.org might well show when the digging will take place.

Michael Chare
Standard User HaShCaKe
(member) Wed 23-Aug-17 00:04:34
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Re: BT home move woes


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So how does the cable actually enter your property?

Because I have a "junction box" in the street outside and my telephone cable runs underground from there up the side of my exterior house wall to a junction box BT66 like this https://ip2.i.lithium.com/ee114268bbef0cbc52245cd406... and the master socket is on the interior wall. So if the feed to the master socket has been mangled by Virgin, it's a simple task to replace it.


The only junction box fitted to the external wall of the house is a brown one belonging to Virgin.
It seems like the original BT cable that fed the master socket was originally run directly to the underground BT junction box a few metres from my house, that was also the impression I got from the Openreach engineer when he could not access the cable that he needed to connect to the master socket.
He did say that a junction box would need fitting to the external wall so I guess he was talking about a set up like yours (this would make sense as it would future proof any future connections(s) to the house without needing to dig up the path once they have done it for my connection).
I'm not really up on phone tech but I know that the cables laid down here were done long before Virgin took over the cable network.
I assumed that Virgins system worked via fibre but it appears that they also used the same type twisted pairs copper cable that BT use when they connected this house to their phone service.
Standard User HaShCaKe
(member) Wed 23-Aug-17 00:07:56
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Re: BT home move woes


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Roadworks.org might well show when the digging will take place.


Thanks for that Michael, unfortunatley it doesn't show any activity for here but I will keep an eye on it.


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 23-Aug-17 11:13:03
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I assumed that Virgins system worked via fibre but it appears that they also used the same type twisted pairs copper cable that BT use when they connected this house to their phone service.
AIUI the VM fibre stops at the larger cabinets, (you can also hear their cooling system running), just like Openreach FTTC.

From that larger cabinet VM run some sort of copper cable to the smaller distribution ones, I don't know what. From those smaller ones they run coax to the premises.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 23-Aug-17 13:29:38
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Fibre to the node which is a cabinet that covers some 2,000 or so premises for the usual DOCSIS cable, then coax cable to sub cabinets which then further split to the coax that runs down streets with amplifiers installed if needed to boost signals

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Standard User HaShCaKe
(member) Wed 23-Aug-17 23:49:49
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Roadworks.org might well show when the digging will take place.


There's an updqte on roadworks.org, looks like BT have scheduled the work to be done between 25-30th.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Aug-17 00:22:18
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I am glad that it has worked for you. I don't think the way that Openreach is split from BT Retail helps information flow in situations such as you have.

Michael Chare
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