Historiclly when cable companies built an area they put the cable duct along a street with a small metal surface box connected to it near to each premises. Then if/when the premises owner ordered service they would run a small duct (like a thick hosepipe) a few inches underground from the street box to the aforementioned connection box on an outer wall. From there the internal cabling to tv box, internet "supehub" and twisted pair to phone point would run. So yes, if you can persuade the gang installing the street to place the street box in the best place for you that would be a good idea. My only caveat is that this is historic knowledge and I can't guarantee it represents current Virgin practice.
Edited by glasspath (Tue 29-Nov-16 12:55:46)