IS this an actual thing? I only ask because in my new place there is BT internet access across phone wires strung from a pole to the house.
From what I have been told if there is more than 70 metres from the Virgin Media kerbside box then there is no chance of a connection.
I have however noticed in an adjacent street there are CATV manholes in the pavement. From the last manhole with minimal ducting across a communal garden, there is an approx 15m run to the telephone pole and from there a direct cable run to our house of approx 25 metres.
Virgin Media does not use telegraph poles or telephone wires ... their service is delivered via dedicated underground cables. I am located over 250 metres from the Virgin Media street cabinet and get perfect broadband speeds of 74mbps (I'm on the 70 mbps service). Virgin supplies its landline telephone service through a dedicated cable too ... absolutely nothing to do with BT/Openreach.
Re: Telephone pole sharing BT and Virgin Media and Usain Bolt
Yes, was a Virgin Media Customer in London for many years, had one of the first broadband connections (512Kb/s) so I expected to carry on the service in Liverpool.
There is fibre in the lower part of the street, maybe 75m away, From the next street there is Virgin Media service about 40m away access by the afore-mentioned telephone pole, and from the cross street at the top of our road there is service about 15-20m away.
The retirement apartments new door, 10m away, are according to the online checker good to connect up to the network, even though no-one has connected and I don't believe they really are as no-one in 50 or so flats has a cable connection according to the staff I talked to, no box or cables anywhere.
I have asked many times and spoken to many helpful, some unhelpful, people who said sorry. Computer says no ducting in your part of the street ( cheapskate developer wouldn't pay for ducting to be laid past the houses), so NO service for you. One very nice chap said Virgin has spent all of the budget for network expansion and you wont get a connection anytime in the near future, also Virgin spent all the remaining moola on hiring Usain Bolt for adverts.