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Boring telecoms infrastructure query

I know a handful of you out there are very clever on this stuff. 

I just noticed on https://bidb.uk/ that Openreach, through their appointed contractor, are in my street over the next week or so ( not that I am checking daily or anything).

The work could be very dull street furniture maintenance and/or an exciting incremental precursor to FTTP roll-out (the street has recently become an OR fttp priority area). I hope that someone can advise please.

The work is to "renew joint box frame and cover".

Cheers. 

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@Anonymous wrote:

I know a handful of you out there are very clever on this stuff. 

I just noticed on https://bidb.uk/ that Openreach, through their appointed contractor, are in my street over the next week or so ( not that I am checking daily or anything).

The work could be very dull street furniture maintenance and/or an exciting incremental precursor to FTTP roll-out (the street has recently become an OR fttp priority area). I hope that someone can advise please.

The work is to "renew joint box frame and cover".

Cheers. 


Don't get your hopes up too high! I think 'joint box' = 'chamber under the pavement/road' so the task sounds like changing a manhole cover/lid and frame!

Can you see them working and go and ask them directly if it looks like it is anything more exciting?

When Openreach installed FTTP in my area a few years ago, there were Openreach contractors all over the area for weeks on end working. I think you will probably recognise it when it's actually happening.

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They (MJ Quinn) arrive on Friday. I'll be standing on the manhole waiting for them.