It could be fibre running to the cabinet along your pole, though it is normally ducted but I know in some areas they do use poles but it's very rare.
If your PCP area has been designated as a FTTP area you will not have a fibre cab (RDSLAM) adjacent to the copper cab. And by what you describe looks like you will be getting FTTP.
Thanks guys, all seems to make sense now. My new neighbour spoke to the engineer, but only briefly. He did say it should be going live in March - a frustrating wait if I were living there, but probably running by the time I move. Any ideas on prospective speeds I could expect running FTTP at 500m from the exchange?
Doesn't matter on distance and in March when FTTP on Demand 330Mbps is expected to be released but if it stays like it is now 160Mbps.
Using the phone number of a florist at the end of my road (As I have no number yet) I found these results:
|Telephone Number ************ on Exchange NEWQUAY is served by Cabinet 29
Available ProductsDownstream Line Rate(Mbps)Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)Downstream Range(Mbps)Availability Date
Our records show the following FTTP network service information for these premises:- Single Dwelling Unit Residential .
For all ADSL and WBC Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) services, the stable line rate will be determined during the first 10 days of service usage. Throughput/download speeds will be less than line rates and can be affected by a number of factors within and external to BT's network, Communication Providers' networks and within customer premises.
The Stop Sale date for Datastream is from 30-Jun-2012; the Formal Retirement date for Datastream is from 31-Dec-2013. The Stop Sale date for IPstream is from 31-Dec-2012; the Formal Retirement date for IPstream is from 31-Dec-2013.
If the End User wishes to migrate from their current Broadband supplier they will need to contact them in the first instance to obtain a MAC (Migrations Authorisation) Code, and then contact their new Broadband supplier to arrange for the service to be migrated.
Note: Please note that postcode and address check results are indicative only. Most accurate results can be obtained from a telephone number check.
Thank you for your interest.
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