He was right so I took out my trusty Garmin GPS III Plus and marked all the handholes specified in the France Telecom map. That allowed me to get a pretty good estimate of the distances from each handhole back to the main aggregation point for telephone lines in our residence.
Here are the numbers I came out with.
- Total length of all fiber pair segments to the handhole (handhole to aggregation point): 3934 meters
- Total length of all fiber pair segments to the house (generous estimate of home/apt to aggregation point): 4719 meters
- Average loop length to handhole: 79 meters
- Longest loop length to handhole: 220 meters
- Shortest loop length to handhole: 19 meters
- Best aggregation point: In the street next to waypoint #021
I figure the best way to distribute the 50 lines is using some sort of microconduit within the existing conduit in the street. That way the line would be protected at the split-off points. I'm not sure though so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.