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Overner

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FTTP at last ....
« on: September 04, 2021, 06:45:18 PM »

I live in a rural location on the Isle of Wight and after over 6 years of a guaranteed broadband speed of 0.4 mb/s, Openreach have just installed FTTP to the distribution pole at the top of my drive and will be installed on 8th Sept.

My question is, when the cable is installed from the post to the gable end of the house (a single storey old railway station), is there an external connection box or can the cable be routed through a hole in the wall just below the strain relief bracket and connected directly to the ONT in my study, a run of about 5 metres from the entry point.

The current copper cable takes a rather tortuous route around a gutter and under the tiles into the loft ...

Thanks .. Andy
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Re: FTTP at last ....
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2021, 11:24:11 PM »

Welcome to the Kitz forum.  :)

I live in a rural location on the Isle of Wight and after over 6 years of a guaranteed broadband speed of 0.4 mb/s, Openreach have just installed FTTP to the distribution pole at the top of my drive and will be installed on 8th Sept.

My question is, when the cable is installed from the post to the gable end of the house (a single storey old railway station), is there an external connection box or can the cable be routed through a hole in the wall just below the strain relief bracket and connected directly to the ONT in my study, a run of about 5 metres from the entry point.

There would normally be an external CSP (customer splice point) fitted at ground level. No fusion splicing will be undertaken up a ladder.

So I would expect the fibre cable from the CBT (connectorised block terminal) on the pole to go to the existing bracket (or to a new bracket if it would make sense to install one), then down the wall to a CSP. A separate fibre cable would be run from your preferred location for the ONT out and down to the CSP. One fusion splice and the job is complete.
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