To answer the original post yes I have a fair idea, however I'm not going to speculate as I think it wouldn't be constructive.
Well speculate in a PM. I know speculation here is looked down upon.
Just in expansion - the way the email worded, makes it sounds like it's more than just blocked ducts. I mean Cab 13 is within half a mile of approximately three other cabinets. I understand that an aggregation node could be sited by the PCP/FTTC cab? However my suspicion is Cab 13 could be an aggregation node itself. But...
Two of those cabinets aren't yet activated, but that wouldn't necessarily make the work more complex, just that they need to be activated and dependent upon those. Alternatively if the route is blocked by mature trees, crushing ducts, well, that's not more complex for the fibre solution itself either is it really, it's just that they have to do some duct unblocking.
Of course the "complex solution" could be just a wild fibre route around half of the area until it gets to the cab. But I don't necessarily see why that's complex either.
I don't have any livers free unfortunately, though I have a high degree of tolerance to alchohol, so if you need some help, let me know.
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