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Could this be FTTP rollout?

Vim Fuego

Member
My area doesn't show FTTP as a service, but there is alot of activity going on. The pole outside my house has recently had this fitted.

Anyone know what it is? And if this is good news for getting FTTP sometime soon? (Working from home for good now, so fast relaible broadband would be nice..)

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Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
To me that looks like a TM Small Node for full fibre connectivity, but whether they're using it for an FTTP build, FTTP on Demand or to support a private leased line is harder to judge. But generally you would install one of these in an FTTP setup.
 

candlerb

Regular Member
Could be a track joint, i.e. joins two fibre cables together. It could connect overhead cable to underground cable, or overhead to overhead. It doesn't necessarily mean that there will be FTTP to you - it could just be on its way to somewhere else.
 

stepham10

Casual Member
In my area the places where FTTP has been rolled out, the telegraph poles that are closest to a house or houses have these attached to them.
 

mpfj

Member
They've just been rolling out fibre along our (very rural) lane and we now have these on several poles.

As mentioned above, these are the fibre-to-fibre junction boxes to connect two separate cables.

The poles nearest the houses should then have a final junction box into which BT would link when connecting up individual houses.

Note that this happened about 3 weeks ago and our exchange is still not showing FTTP available and it may be weeks (or even months??) before it does. I guess there's plenty more "upstream" connections to be completed.
 

Ewol

Casual Member
Ours have had the 'final junction box' as you've called it on our poles for over 3 months now. Despite talking with an openreach engineer that our area is done: it's still not enabled. There's clearly more that goes on in a build behind the scenes before things can be activated. I've read reports online of people waiting upwards of a year.
 
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