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Old 07-10-2021, 22:23   #346
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

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Where is the hubsite in Ipswich? Is it that big building on Russel Road?
I don't know. These things are best not publicised anyway.
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Old 08-10-2021, 09:18   #347
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I don't know. These things are best not publicised anyway.
Fair enough, I only asked on the off chance.

Although, the location of all the BT telephone exchanges is public, not sure why it is better to shroud in mystery?
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Old 08-10-2021, 13:48   #348
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not sure why it is better to shroud in mystery?
You wouldn't be very happy if your broadband went down because someone decided to relieve the hubsite of all its equipment.
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Old 08-10-2021, 13:55   #349
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

There’s also been a number of attacks on telco infrastructure linked to 5G conspiracies, so they wouldn’t want high profile locations in the public domain.
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Old 08-10-2021, 15:01   #350
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Had one site where the little darlings broke in, nicked all the equipment. This was all replaced with newer stuff, might as well upgrade, tidy, fix things. They then repeated their "shopping trip" this time grabbing bargains on brand new equipment.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

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I don't know. These things are best not publicised anyway.
In the days when everyone posted their TRACERT data, we could (and I did) piece it all together.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

mine finally became orderable yesterday upgrade literally just gone through just need to get my OPNsense box set backup no and get Balance-RR on the go lol

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You wouldn't be very happy if your broadband went down because someone decided to relieve the hubsite of all its equipment.
The same could be said of BT exchanges, the locations of which are all public, but that doesnt really happen.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

I am sure the VM ones used to be as well. I can remember googling the Lincoln one a few years ago and finding the address and directions on google maps. It would have made a good CIA black site because driving past it you would think it is a just another random pile of bricks.
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The same could be said of BT exchanges, the locations of which are all public, but that doesnt really happen.
And, lets say someone did steal the hub site equipment.....

Who are they going to sell DOCSIS3.1 head end equipment to? ....Virgin?
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The same could be said of BT exchanges, the locations of which are all public, but that doesnt really happen.
https://www.theregister.com/2008/09/...yfair_robbery/
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

All but one of your links are over 10 years old, so hardly seems a regular occurrence.




Given that many VM sites are pretty obvious, and a load of offices that could well be hub sites? are listed on the website, how many copper thefts has the secrecy policy prevented?

It won't prevent targeted gang thefts, with the local knowledge to locate the site, it won't prevent opportunistic thefts from people that walk past and see the VM vans and hoarding.
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Can you please not post such large images - they distort the page when viewing on a tablet.


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how many copper thefts has the secrecy policy prevented?
Obviously that is unknowable. But conversely, what is the benefit of the locations being publicised? For BT, knowing the distance to the exchange is useful, but that's irrelevant for VM.
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Obviously that is unknowable. But conversely, what is the benefit of the locations being publicised? For BT, knowing the distance to the exchange is useful, but that's irrelevant for VM.
All land owned by companies is public - https://use-land-property-data.servi...ts/ccod#access

So unless VM just lease the land or something, it will be obvious. I am curious now so going to find out heh.
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