I've had VM broadband installed at my new address for just over a month and it works fine.
However, i need to do a spot of gardening/ tidying and have now noticed that the VM cable lay is relatively poor. My main concern is the cable that comes out of the green pipe on the public pavement outside of my front garden. I would like to know if this is normal as i can't see any other houses with cables exposed at pavement level like this in my area. The only sign that other houses have cable is the brown box mounted on their outside walls.
I am concerned that once i cut the overhanging bush back (currently, it is overhanging the pavement by approximately 12 inches), the loose black cable coming out of the round green conduit will be exposed on the pavement.
When lifting this bush ready for pruning, you can see the dual cable exiting the green pipe. There is a run of approximately 8 inches across the pavement, on to the neighbours garden and then into mine, over the 1' high mini border log fence. The small log fence on the left is my garden, the rock on the right is in the neighbours garden.
Below are a couple more photos showing that the cable was not buried or protected and that the hole drilled through the external wall is exposed and unsealed.