Their are many stages to enabling a area for FTTC, the speed of the work depends how many cabinets are planned and if other exchange areas are being worked on nearby.
Power is installed by seperate sub contactors for the power companies and can take multiple vistis before a cabinet has power, this is usually one of the slowest parts of the rollout.
As for the slow spots in your area, Openreach will enable the most economically viable cabinets that will give the highest amount of take up for their investment.
VM cable areas are high population centres which the openreach rollout does target due to the large potential take up, also taking customers away from a rival is another benefit.
Edited by ccxo (Tue 14-Aug-12 18:59:11)