Thanks for that imjolly. Would I be right in thinking you are not connected to one of these cabinets? If so, back to my original post then in the hope that someone has some experience.
I ran a search for "Combined PCP & FTTC Cabinet" and this was the only result.
Has anyone got any experience of having an exchange only line being moved to one of these cabinets please ?
the fact that it is a combined cabinet is immaterial the point is the distance you are from the cabinet determines the length of copper to your home to the DSLAM and therefore the potential speed of your conenction - use the graph if you can estimate your distance from the cabinet
For a village with an existing PCP, there will be a copper cable(s) from the exchange to the E-Side, the pairs of which are then jumpered across to one of multiple distribution cables (D-Side) that feed the various distribution poles. When a fibre cabinet is installed, a fibre cable is run to the new cabinet from the exchange and a tie cable to the existing copper cabinet to intercept the copper connection and provide broadband connectivity to the DSLAM in the fibre cabinet. For an all in one cabinet on an EO village, the main cable back to the exchange will be intercepted and become the E-Side whilst the ongoing portion of the copper cable now becomes the D-Side a new fibre cable back to the exchange will also be provided. Instead of a tie cable, all connections will be in the one box.
Please can someone help me find out if my local exchange will be catering for people with exchange only lines. My exchange is EAERD (East Rudham). The other half of the village has had FTTC for sometime now and a BT engineer said that they would be putting a cabinet outside the exchange so that people with exchange only lines could have fibre but I was told this about 18 months ago.
Any help would be appriciated.
Openreach say we have an exchange only line and cannot get fast speed fibre. And yet our house is in the middle of three attached houses and the houses attached to us on either side have recently had fibre installed.
There is an outside chance of our line being exchange only rather than theirs, but surely this is completely irrelevant if fibre has been installed along our road and there are no less than three green distribution cabinets along this straight stretch of road of 250 metres, servicing fewer than 20 houses.
If all the infrastructure is in place AND all our neighbours have, or can get fibre, why can't our exchange-only copper line be disconnected and a new fibre cable be connected from the closest distribution cabinet to our house?
Can anyone help, because we are getting nowhere with BT or Openreach after constant enquiries over three months?
Hi, am looking to move to East Rudham to an EO line property, is open reach updating cabinets for EO line connection here?