I am just about to have FTTP from telegraph pole to my house. (Halo 3) I have an existing landline on overhead copper wire line.
I was under the impression the copper line would be removed and my broadband and also my phone line would run through the new fibre optic cable? Is this not possible as I don't want any more overhead cable running overhead my garden due trees etc ( I already have the neighbours cables ) It wasn't the impression I got when I ordered it as my other option was Virgin which uses underground fibre from my front gate including phone line
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Even if your phone and broadband are supplied by fibre, Openreach don't currently remove the redundant copper cable unfortunately. Are you definitely getting Digital Voice, you might still be getting telephony via the copper cable, Digital Voice is not yet universal.
Thanks, no digital voice yet so stuck with two overhead cables
AFAIK, if your current service is delivered by an overhead dropwire and you are getting ‘overhead’ FTTP, they may use a shotgun cable where is a copper pair and fibre in the one cable , if you are keeping telephony over the copper pair they in effect transfer the copper pair service into the new shotgun cable , and the old copper pair dropwire can be taken down so you still only have the one ‘new’ dropwire , containing both the copper and fibre services
It is one cable . The fibre and copper are bound together. Well that is what happened with my install.