There is one telephone cable coming to my house.
It is connected to a box.
The box then connects my house and my neighbours.
Therefore one cable feeds two houses.
can anyone give me a reason for this.
I think this would be a DACS (Digital Access Carrier System) unit where demand in a particular street or area exceeds the number of physical copper pairs available.
What is DACS?
DACS - Digital Access Carrier System, often referred to as line doubling equipment, is a method of delivering two independent phone services over a single phone line.
Why use DACS?
In some circumstances spare lines between an end user and the exchange do not exist and can not easily be installed. In these situations DACS is commonly used to deliver two phone services over a single phone line.
Keith_Beddoe would be know more about it, but try googling Digital Access Carrier System.
Thanks for the speedy reply.
Looks like you are spot on.
I will look into it.:smileyvery-happ
I currently have a broadband connection through Talktalk.
The speed is always low.
They reckon I can get between 1.1 and 1.6 meg but it is always about 1.0.
I only noticed the junction box today.
This is a DAC's unit the black things
And this is a junction box
Is it one of these or something different?
don't think it's DACS then more likely one cable with at least 4 core and probably more - 1 pair used for your home and another pair for your neighbour
The junction box is a small plastic box attached to my facia board on the house.
The copper cable comes from the pole to the box then the two wires come out, one to mine and the other to next door.