I have posted this in another post but it seems to be relevant to this too. It seems that as zone 1 in London is being FTTC enabled throughout 2013 (it seems BT was leaving central London towards the end of the plan) more and more pockets of EO lines are surfacing in this area and we'll be hearing more and more about people in zone 1 in this forum with EO lines over the coming months. I can't see BT reaching 90% superfast unless EO lines in London are taken care of.
Here was my post:
The urban fund for London is mainly for WiFi in some council estates in Westminster and FTTP for all lines in the silicon roundabout (around Old Street and towards the Olympic Park).
They have preferred to use the money in a couple of specific projects rather than something more generic for the rest of London.
My hope is that EO lines in London are commercially viable, they are simply being done last. Hopefully an FTTP solution.
For example in my postcode, EC1V 7LP, there are 10 houses, all EO lines, a lot of zone 1 London appears to be EO lines somehow. 6Mb ADSL, so the copper to the Kings Cross exchange must go round in circles.
Having said that, I am surrounded by 3 cabs at around 100m each. London has a dense cab network. Most EO lines in Zone 1 London will be at around 100m from a cab (or aggregation node) so FTTP should be possibly cheaper than installing a cab for EO lines going by the FTTP On Demand prices.
Found the link for the project for London:
London SuperConnected Cities - Urban Broadband Fund - Phase 1
Edited by dandodex (Mon 27-May-13 14:20:08)