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jwatson2323
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FTTP Install

Hello all

I have Openreach coming on Thursday to install FTTP. It’s a one stage install, box on the outside and box inside.

Where the copper comes into the house at the front I don’t have any power. From anyone’s experience will Openreach tack the cable around to the back of the house where my current router is situated as I have ample power there also.

many thanks 

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Starwire
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Re: FTTP Install

Shouldn’t be a problem. Most Openreach Engineers are quite accommodating.

Contractors from Kelly’s, Quinn’s and Pickr not so much though.

licquorice
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Where the copper comes in is irrelevant, to a certain extent. You will need to negotiate with the installer on the day as to location of the ONT. 

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jwatson2323
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Re: FTTP Install

Thank you. Are they usually quite accommodating?

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Starwire
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As I said, Openreach ones usually are.

Unfortunately Contractors from Kelly’s, Quinn’s and Pickr work on Price Work, i.e. they get paid for every job they do, not a Salary like Openreach Engineers.

Therefore a lot of Contractors have the attitude of, why do 3 long jobs and only earn £150 when I can do 6 smaller jobs and take home £300.

They might use the Procedures for a Standard Install as a means to install it. Which is to fit the ONT next to or as near to the existing NTE as possible if no mains power is with 1/2m from the NTE.

jwatson2323
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Re: FTTP Install

Thanks - hopefully it’s Openreach that come. I dont suppose I will know that until they turn up?

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pippincp
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Correct, until they turn up you won't know. Just remember what @Starwire  has said, the install must be within 1/2 mtr of a power supply.

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jwatson2323
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Re: FTTP Install

thanks, that makes coming through the front impossible so perhaps that’s enough to force their hand anyway!

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licquorice
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I wouldn't think in terms of being confrontational and 'forcing their hand' if I were you, I would think more in terms of tea and biccies. 😉

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jwatson2323
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Haha of course, tea/coffee, biscuits and maybe some cake? 😄