Its unusual for the cabinet to not be numbered - so are you sure that is really your BT cabinet?
But does this mean that BT expect us to sign up for a fibre product, pay for a fibre service but not really get it.
Of course I know the answer but don't want to think about it.
The fact is that you *would* be getting fibre service in every other way except for the speed. You depend on the fibre being rolled out to the cabinet, the upgrade to the cabinet, the equipment in the cabinet, and the support/maintenance required for the cabinet to continue to run - just as much as someone who wins the postcode lottery and lives next door to the cabinet.
The bulk of the money paid for any "basic" fibre service with low bandwidth allowance (such as Plusnet's "Value Fibre" package) will go to the basic provision of the equipment, with little of the money allocated towards the actual speed.
Those users who get the faster speeds, and make actual use of it a lot, will tend to gravitate to the more expensive packages anyway - where the higher price goes to funding bandwidth (not speed).
Having said that, it seems likely you will end up with higher speeds than 7Mbps, as the checkers are pretty conservative. You just have to try it and see...
Neither do I know of any strategy to persuade BT to come clean and then actually give us fibre to our cabinet here.
If the checker says you can get fibre, then your cabinet is being converted - full stop. It is the only way the rollout is being done.
BT do have 2 types of cabinet - primary (PCP) and secondary (SCP), and the rollout works by conversion of the PCP only. If "your cabinet there" is actually an SCP, then it won't be converted there, as BT are not working that way - it will certainly take a lot to persuade them to change this part of their rollout.
SCPs are normally numbered "NN/X", where NN is the PCP number, and X is the SCP's index number within the PCP.