Most of these community and local altco deployments are directly burying the fibre tubes. You can't moleplough duct 54 in or 'micro trench' it.
It has raised my eyebrows in the past. However, they are not worried about duct space for future expansion, it's cheap, it isn't catastrophic when water gets into the tubes, (and water will get into the tubes) and it hasn't got a taped up or resin filled frontage tee every 5 metres.
The Fell End Openreach job looked like mole ploughed duct 100 to me so they will have some hope in the future.
Edited by partial (Thu 05-Nov-15 21:27:23)