|4 Feb 2022,|
Hello, I am pleased to share with you that the overhead pole surveying work for the Llanafan Fawr and Llanwrthwl project is now finally complete.
Accounting for over 90% of the existing infrastructure, the task at hand was huge due to both the sheer number of poles that need to be looked at in detail and the distance many were situated away from the roadside. We had not anticipated just how long it would take to complete the survey.
The findings from these overhead surveys are currently being verified by our design team where we will approve the remedial work needed to get the community ready for fibre. There are a significant number of D-poles (defective poles) across the project area, so the team are assessing the impact this has on our network plans, allowing us to decide the best cause of action we need to take on those affected poles – if any – and build that into the designs going forward.
The next part of the process moves to the underground surveys where we will check all necessary chambers, and ‘test rod and rope’ the ducts, in preparation for laying our brand new fibre cables. We are awaiting a start date for this from our contractors which we will share with you in our February update later this month.
As you can see, we are progressing at pace in 2022, and we will continue to keep our foot firmly on the pedal in order to get you and your community connected as quickly as possible this year.