My Q is this. I have a wayleave wooden pole in my front garden. It is festooned with twisted-copper pairs, mine included. This used to go to a steel box in a nearby hedge. That massive hunk of mostly cast steel remains, doors unpadlocked now, and empty.
In the adjacent pavement have appeared the oblong BT manhole lids. Like this at many sites hereabouts on Fawley exchange which is scheduled on OpenReach website as upgrade imminent. Which means fibre? Yes?
I cannot believe that BT would make thousands of fiddly little connections twice over. So I might assume that fibre has been led to these new u/g manholes and copper the final 20 yards. But is this a valid assumption. How do I tell (do I need to know?) if I am already partially on fibre?
I have more than a user interest. Pre-1968 when I left Leatherhead I was already on fibre. Yes, more than 45 years ago. My phone bill was smaller than BT's, my tv was of a clarity to be marvelled at and there was none of that airline-speak of "over" when attempting to beat the modern timelag on overseas calls.
So I think I would like fibre. Am I already halfway there, at least from BT's u/g bunker to the exchange?
Obscurity is a comfortable cloak