reply to lexuskool
Re: Poles in front or back We have our VZ PSTN pole in the backyard, and Cablevision/Con-Ed pole in the front;
VZ strung the fiber on the front pole, so now there are 3 utils on the front pole.
I suppose it was easier than trying to gain access to all the backyards to string fiber.. HOWEVER, about 3 years ago, the splice group DID replace the entire run on (at least) our block in the backyards, so they DID get permission for that.
I think it was an absolute necessity as many ppl had POTS problems with the existing run (it was ooold) as the insulation was shoddy and rain would frequently cause POTS outages (or at least static for days..)