I have spoken to OR and various parts of BT, and have been told that ADSL2+ will never be installed. So I assumed that it would eventually be LR-VDSL. However, I have recently spoken to BT about a leased line, and the person I spoke to was puzzled by the lack of upgrade plans, so went away to speak to planners about what was due to happen and when. Apparently he was told the remaining lines would "never, ever, ever" be fibre enabled.
So if it isn't ADSL2, and it isn't fibre, how are they going to get rid of 20CN?
SInce Gigaclear are due to deploy FTTP by the end of 2019, will BT just give up on broadband for the EO lines?
BTW, BT won't quote for a leased line as it would be a 9 mile line length (I am 1 mile from the Netherend exchange) so the build costs would be significant. They are exploring other options now.
Update:- after a further discussion with someone in BT, I think I can answer my own question now. The eventual withdrawal of IPStream does not necessarily mean that ADSL will be replaced, so exchanges such as mine will remain with ADSL Max for the EO lines that can't get FTTC. Exchanges that currently provide ISDN using IPStream will be upgraded (many already have been), so ISDN will go away and be replaced by OneVoice. In the absence of ISDN there is no requirement to upgrade an exchange.
And my upgrade options from BT are limited to bonding 4 ADSL lines, or 4G home broadband.
Edited by sheephouse (Wed 09-Aug-17 13:09:29)