I agree about a phased roll out of cabs. Would it not be more sensible to enable those who have low speeds than those who live on top of the exchange and are getting fast connections anyway.
That's what really bugged me about our exchange. The people who were getting 10,11,12,13,14,15 Mbps from ADSL2 got the FTTC service first, and those of us on flakey 0.5Mbps lines haven't (yet) been upgraded.
It's always wise to remember:
"To those that have shall be given more, to those that have not what little they do have shall be taken away".
Personally, my installation is finally due on Wednesday ...