This is current info for my Rayleigh exchange, according to http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/EARAY
BT Wholesale information ADSL status: Enabled as of 30/09/2000
ADSL Max status: Enabled as of 31/03/2006
SDSL status: Enabled as of 21/08/2005
21CN WBC status: Enabled as of 30/09/2009
FTTC status: RFS date set : 01/12/2011
Does this mean Fibre Optic will be available for internet connection from 01/12/2011?
No, That date can move backwards and forwards at will.
Mine has gone from 2010 to March 2011, then 1st July 2011, then 30th Sept 2011.
2 Days ago the cabinet went in, now i take it we have to wait for the power/wiring, and thats on South benfleet exchange.
Plus you should do a check on you Tel number, as not all cabinets in any Exchange area are going over to FTTC, at least in the first stage.