Most of these poor saps are untrained(Most of these guys are from the 'voice' era). All exchanges are connected to each other thru fiber optic cables, they only have to lay a new cable from the cabinet to the house. But for some reason they have not got their act together yet. In 2008 the then ED was quoted in the media that they would start rolling out FOC in Dec of that year. But when I mentioned this to the DE of my area, he tried hard to stifle his derisive chuckle. Got a call just now from them about a complaint I had made about 2 weeks ago !!! issed-off: wheels of this PSU turn slowlymgcarley said:FTTH has a radius of 10km using standard equipment, or 40km using long-reach stuff (5km or 20km respectively is a safer bet depending on the quality of the optics). Chances are that MTNL has the same kinds of troubles as everyone else trying to lay fibre, so they're keeping it hyper-local.