Yes, around here they put in and powered-up 6 fibre cabinets, before they pulled all the fibre through and arranged the splitter/distribition nodes in new footway boxes. Then obviously for the few remaining cabinets the fibre had been laid, and it was the installation of cabinets and getting power to them which came last.
There's a small village near me which only has one PCP, served by the same exchange as me, but they pulled the fibre to its twin fibre cabinet from another exchange simply because it was nearer and physically far easier to do - so that would further complicate the chain of events. I think a lot of people (understandably, because of how things have always worked in the past) still think that fibre relies on "their" exchange, when it needn't. I know there've been many cases of this discussed here, it can cause quite a bit of confusion.
I spoke to a friend reently who works for OR and he was telling me that they recently went to a routine job, simply to cross-connect a PCP to its fibre twin - the plan was to use an existing duct, so it should have been easy, even if they had a slight blockage to clear. The problem was that BT/OR's out-of-date maps showed that the duct ran under a bridge - a bridge which was recently demolished and rebuilt. They essentially got the day off whilst someone worked out an alternative plan, and they never got to see exactly how and when the job got done.
Edited by gazzyk1ns (Tue 17-Sep-13 14:45:32)