Hello, Not sure if this is on the right board but I have a query about the fibre optic cables in my street.
We've recently had the cables installed in the pavements on our estate. I've noticed that outside our house the 'CATV' box they've installed at the edge of our front garden lines up with the telephone socket in our living room. However this isn't our main socket. Our main socket is in the hallway.
Everyone else's in our street seems to be lined up with their main telephone socket.
Will this cause a problem for me when I want to install Virgin Fibre Optic broadband??
No. Not at all. The entry point to your house can reasonably be anywhere you want, so long as you don't expect it to be too high up. You may get longer cable runs on the house but that is what I have and it is all neat and unobtrusive. VM installers do not work at heights. And bear in mind that the VM broadband/tv sockets and telephone sockets are entirely separate from and use entirely separate circuits to the BT system.
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The other thing to mention is that Fibre Optic Broadband in existing cabled areas is actually Fibre-to-Cabinet, so the drop line from the cabinet that will come into your house is not fibre, but copper coaxial. Your nearest fibre node could be several hundred metres away, as node cabinets serve several slave cabinets. Only completely new build areas are getting Fibre-to-Home at present.
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