Hi Ian, im on the Hermitage exchange as well. At current superfast berkshire website has only just gone up so will be waiting to see what there plans are for the area.
From what ive heard from superfast berkshire there targeting areas where there will not be any market investment, Hermitage will have TT llu by December 12 so there will be a improvement in speed for those with short lines.
At curernt in West Berks both Hungerford and Thatcham are still due to go live come Dec 11, once this has been done hopefully we will see other exchanges in the area planned for 2012.
Newbury exchange which as been live for a while is still having cabinets upgraded, both 14 and 47 which are at the shaw roundabout have been upgraded with fibre cabs.
As for speeding up Hermitage there is a local group in contact with BT, currently waiting on a update as the BT contact has been away.
There is a meeting planned for the end of Nov with the local reperenstives from each of the villages connected to Hermitage, head of WB IT will be there to make a presentation so will be able to see what our area WB has planned.