Ok well 2 weeks ago a nice new green fiber box arrived next to one of BT main cabinets and ducts, the exchange llisted as future exchange on the openreach website (2014). How long does it normally take for these to to go live & accept orders, roadworks.org lists work being carried out soon for cabeling just wondering what people in now might think? Lead Road From Leadgate To Spen Lane, Ryton, Gateshead Works Start: 13 May End: 27 May Description : RYTON, TYNE AND WEAR (PCP 9) STREET CABINET & POWER INSTALLATION. Excavate to lay approx 12m BT ducts in f/w, Lay concrete plinth, Stand cab. Excavate to expose low voltage cable for Power Connection and lay approx 25m duct in f/w. POWER engineer to carry out inspection prior to jointing. POWER jointing team to insert cable and execute jointing works. Reinstate, Check and clear site. Current status: Advanced planning Traffic lights, etc: None/signing only Thing is the box is already there and so is the other one listed as works to be carried out. EDIT There are no other boxes close to myself though and nothing planned, my house is about 400 meters from the new cabinet, do these use the pole via copper for the rest of the connection?