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fibre optic cable

Can this be inserted through the  ducts which take our telephone wires to the house? An engineer has been and wishes to put up a telegraph pole to our property as he says he cannot find ducts to the house. How can this be?

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Re: fibre optic cable

There may not be any access points to the duct, as any joint box could be a long distance away, even then, it would not be anywhere near the poles that carry the optical fibre cable.

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Re: fibre optic cable

Actually there are access points as one of my neighbours accessed the box, which is only 30 or so yards away, himself recently to put in a new line to a new property he had built

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Re: fibre optic cable

Do you know that there is a duct to your house, the telephone cable may be directly buried rather than ducted.

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Re: fibre optic cable


@applephilewrote:

Actually there are access points as one of my neighbours accessed the box, which is only 30 or so yards away, himself recently to put in a new line to a new property he had built


That sounds rather strange, and just maybe illegal, a member of the public laying fibre optic cable ??

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Re: fibre optic cable

A little more information may be helpful, OR and it’s predecessors used overhead, cable direct in the ground and underground ducts , pretty much in that order , but with exceptions , you could get a new building with overhead , or a cable direct in the ground, but generally the age of the property and the method of service of neighbouring property would be a reasonable guide of the likely method of service the property currently has.
If the area is now able to order FTTP , and not just this property, but most neighbouring property’s have ducted feeds for the existing copper service then chances are that the same ducts would be used to provide FTTP, but if generally the area is overhead , and and the FTTP infrastructure provided is pole mounted, then it’s likely that any customers wanting FTTP would be served overhead...is it FTTP the ‘fibre optic cable’ you refer to is ?
What age is the property, are neighbours houses the same design, and how are they fed ?, if the neighbours are the same design, it’s likely that however they are served, thus property would be served in the same way.


Sometimes , building works can result in an existing feed being inaccessible, and OR would use the most cost effective solution to get around that, and as a general rule overhead is the cheapest

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Re: fibre optic cable

No it was not fibre optic cable ! it was a telephone line to his newly built house in the garden of his former abode!

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Re: fibre optic cable

Thank you. The four houses are relatively modern with under ground telephone cables.

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Re: fibre optic cable

But is it ducted or directly buried?

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