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Message 11 of 16

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what's a PON please?

 

 But really is it possible to have two semis where one had and the other hasn't got FTTP?

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Message 12 of 16

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PON, Passive Optical Network.

They refer to a PON, which will have its own unique PON Number, which covers a small geographical area and has X amount of NAD Keys Assigned to it, NAD Keys being Customer Premises, Residential or Business.

A PON will usually only have one Splitter but occasionally may have two and in very rare cases three. 

And no, it’s not uncommon for one house to be on one PON and the immediate Neighbour to be on another. I see it all the time.

In fact my brother himself has this same issue, he can’t get FTTP but his neighbour can, I won’t go into to much detail but it’s because their existing copper lines that are underground are fed by different Copper DP’s and the ducts for them are on different tracks.

Or in your case it could just be a Database Error, without actually seeing what Openreach can see I’m only second guessing.

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Message 13 of 16

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That's really helpful @36ULW . Thanks. 

TThe old copper and new fibre in fact run past our house in the same ducting from the DSLAM ( see, I know that one!) About 1km away. 

Then they emerge to be overhead cabling and fibre from a box duct cover. Everything to the east gets it and to the west of this duct cover doesn't

Interestingly, after the group of houses which have supply, there is a very long run (1km) via various circular and rectangular boxes to a single dwelling owned by a Peer of the Realm. 

 

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Message 14 of 16

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Nailed to our pole is a handwritten note from when the fibre was installed. It says *QCT under lid closef to the pole*

Anyone know what that means?

BTW openreach have replied to say you are not connected and there are no plans to do so. 

Bit silly really when it would be an easy win with 14 flats 4 houses and a primary school within sight

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Message 15 of 16

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Never heard of an Acronym, ‘QCT’.

I’d hazard a guess it’s just the last 3 letters of a CBT ID.

Unlike Copper DP’s, which are numbered, i.e. DP7224 FTTP CBT’s are lettered.

Usually all the CBT’s on a PON are similar so Engineers will normally only refer to them as the last 3 letters, i.e. CBTETCBS, CBTETCBT, CBTETCBU, and so on.

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Message 16 of 16

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@36ULW  yes that's what I thought as this pole does not have an external CBT at the top of the pole. 

That makes it even more frustrating as there is clearly capacity and it's probably live, just that no-one recognises it as such. 

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