I am hearing more and more that fibre-optic internet has been installed in properties around Almerimar. However so far I have only heard of it being installed by Movistar and in one case Vodafone who are re-selling access to the Movistar service.

Ages ago when I asked about installation I was told that the cabling to an apartment block had to be put in place and tested first. Also, there were to be two sets of cabling to be installed. One for Movistar (and companies re-selling access to their service) and one for Orange/Jazztel (and companies re-selling access to their service if there are any).

Once this had been done you had to wait a couple of weeks before the admin system of the supplier was updated to show that fibre based products were available in your apartment or apartment block. Once the suppliers admin system shows the product is available to sell to your location you could then contract to take the product.

In our case I have had a look in our comms room and there are two new distribution boxes that have been installed. One with labels from Movistar on it and cables from the street marked as from Movistar connected to it. The second box has labels from Orange on it and cables from the street marked as from Orange connected to it.

The bad news for me is that I have checked on the Orange, Jazztel and Movistar websites and as yet none are showing up as they can sell me a fibre optic based internet service. I guess I might have to call in to the phone shops when I am next in Copo and/or El Ejido and ask them for the latest information.