**EDIT** NOT PAYING ATTENTION AS BELOW RELATES TO FTTC. TEACHES ME TO READ PROPERLY LOL.
As part of the BD UK project my house was converted from EO to FTTC. The following was done to the lines on my estate of 60ish houses. I believe Openreach / BT call it 'curing' or something similar.
The cable bundle was intercepted en-route to the exchange and fed in to an existing PCP. To the side of the PCP a new Huawei FTTC cabinet was installed. The line was live on the PCP (for a long time before FTTC went live (due to challenges with power). Whilst on the PCP ADSL was still available.
FYI the PCP chosen was not the closest one, it was still around 1km away. This means that FTTC speeds are still only around 30mb/sec max dropping to <20 for further away houses. ADSL is around 5-8mb.
This contrasts with houses a little further down the road where a new Huawei all in one cabinet was built and the lines were transferred into it. This new AIO (all in one) cabinet is much closer to my house, yet they did not re-route the lines. The sole reason for this was cost. It was much cheaper to intercept line on route (even though it would give poor speeds) than it was to install new cables (even with the ducting being present and clear)
Even more frustrating for some houses on the 'other side of the road' to the AIO they did not get re-routed and instead were 'cured' to the same cabinet my house is now on. Unfortunately for them they are around 1.2km+ away so even poorer speeds. To rub salt in the wounds only 75% of the housing estate were even cured, 25% are still on the exchange as either their lines run a different way, or they ran out of space.
Looks like a bodge to me in hindsight they should have installed FTTP as all these houses apart from AIO supplied ones will likely fail to achieve 30mb/sec. Luckily for most Virgin Media have been installing equipment in to the area.
Edited by gary333 (Wed 07-Aug-19 13:56:25)