Using BT’S poles for broadband
Issue 523’s ‘Question of the Fortnight’ (‘Why does full-fibre broadband depend on BT’S poles?’) suggests that hanging fibre optic on phone poles is a new concept. This month, I attended a meeting held by Truespeed ( www. truespeed.com) here in Somerset. It already has a deal with Openreach to use their poles and holes, and have already installed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in a number of villages in the west country.
The technique is to start from a village already connected by Truespeed to one distinct main fibre cable running up from Cornwall to London, and then jump to the next village. This appears to avoid having to connect to the existing main fibre cables (where available) owned by Openreach. William Gayer