We shouldn't of brought this house if they never had plans to offer FTTC
Yup. Doing the homework pays.
we cant do much at all with 1mb speeds, no streaming nothing and were still stuck paying £26 a month till January for a service we cant even get close to.
Everyone complains when they can't get top speed, but always fails to realise that they're paying for a connection to a particular lump of technology at the far end of the cable. It costs just as much to give that service to you 4km down the line as it does to someone 100 metres from the exchange.
Someone else mentioned that an email to BT pointing out that the cabinet has a new housing estate attached. This email could help, but there is probably a better way...
If you let the Staffordshire BDUK project know these facts, they will be keen to make sure BT re-evaluate it for the commercial rollout. That way, more funds may become available to fund another cabinet elsewhere in the county. The county BDUK project will be much more motivated to try on your behalf.
It would have been better to do this a few months ago, before the Staffordshire contract was signed. Warwickshire sent a newsletter out
in the middle of their public consultation to show they'd got BT to put an extra 45,000 lines (maybe 100 cabinets) into the commercial rollout. But it probably isn't too late.