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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2019-04-18, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Level Grade Box

Hi all... I recently received a notice in the mail from Bell telling me that they will be putting in a "Level Grade Box" on my lawn very soon to improve service.

My question is what will they improve?? is it home phone? Is it internet? Is it finally the Fibe they promised me 3 years ago??

I am not too thrilled to have this thing on my lawn but I assuming I have no choice in the matter. I realize that it is within the City boulevard area.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2019-04-18, 12:46 PM
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Looks like an access point that is level with the ground. They recently installed these in my area. They may be about to install Fibre in your area. This usually involves "horizontal drilling" with minor "holes" at some properties.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2019-04-18, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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The size of the box they are proposing is 0.8m x 0.6m, so it is quite large.

Would this be the likely size for a Fibe upgrade?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2019-04-18, 02:12 PM
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It's probably better than them putting a pedestal in the middle of your front lawn like we have around here. Those things are ugly and are constantly being vandalized.

I doubt Bell would do this unless it's an upgrade to fibre optic cable. I'd guess that the area will get fibre to the home. Something to look forward to. Plus it's 0.48m^2 less lawn to cut.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2019-04-18, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I understand. Fibe would be great because we dont have it in my area as of yet.

The only beef I had with them is that they gave me rough location of where it is going and it will be right in the middle of my lot. I have placed a call to see if i can arrange to get it to the side of the lot.
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