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Message 1 of 7

FTTP via a telegraph pole

So I've always wondered why this hasn't exactly been done yet....

 

FTTP seems to always be duckted into a customer property, why do BT never do this down a telegraph pole, so FTTP is avaliable to more customers? 

 

 

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 2 of 7

Re: FTTP via a telegraph pole

Possibly because fibre is more fragile than copper.

Guru
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Re: FTTP via a telegraph pole

There are many examples where Openreach have used overhead LW fibre cables and overhead fibre drop cables to customer properties. Lots by me!

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Distinguished Guru
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Re: FTTP via a telegraph pole

FTTP is delivered via telephone poles. The standard dropwire is replaced by a fibre drop tube and connects into a manifold aloft the pole. The fibre then gets blown from the fibre dp toethe customers.
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Message 5 of 7

Re: FTTP via a telegraph pole

It would make a lot of sense for Openreach, rather than go out to repair faulty / damaged cables etc. and lay new copper cables to move straight onto fibre optic and replace whenever a repair is needed. Certainly would save doing the job twice..
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1. Is hub in the right 'hole'? If you have a '2-hole' socket, put the ADSL cable into the small square hole...
2. Make sure you are connecting to the correct 'SSID' e.g. BTHub6-1234
3. If you 'work from home', use a business line, not a residential line.
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Message 6 of 7

Re: FTTP via a telegraph pole

FTTP is delivered via Telephone Poles. The majority of the FTTP Network where I live and work is done overhead.

Also recently Openreach signed agreements with most of the Electricity Network Providers to put FTTP equipment on Electricity Poles.
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Message 7 of 7

Re: FTTP via a telegraph pole

'It would make a lot of sense for Openreach, rather than go out to repair faulty / damaged cables etc. and lay new copper cables to move straight onto fibre optic and replace whenever a repair is needed. Certainly would save doing the job twice..'

You can't just replace random sections of copper cable with fibre. It would have to be all or nothing.