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.
Shouldn’t be a problem. Most Openreach Engineers are quite accommodating.
Contractors from Kelly’s, Quinn’s and Pickr not so much though.
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.
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.
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. 😉