I'm looking for some advice please.
My local exchange was recently upgraded by BT for FTTC. As part of this work BT has deployed FTTC cabinets alongside the majority of it's existing PCPs.
However, the PCP that I'm connected to was not included in this deployment. When I contacted BT to enquire on it's plans regarding the PCP it replied that:
"The rollout is based on the commercial criteria for each cabinet. Unfortunately when assessed cabinet did not met these and is not included in the rollout programme. Whilst we monitor cabinet situations, even where numbers have increased there is no guarantee that a cabinet would be reassessed for inclusion in the commercial project. Where cabinets are not included in the commercial rollout Government funding (via BDUK) is available to Borough and County councils to improve fibre coverage and it is worth contacting your Council in relation to this."
As indicated I connected "Connecting Devon and Somerset" (the local BDUK scheme) but they replied that they wouldn't be looking to upgrade the PCP as they can't invest in areas where there is already a NGA (ie BT) due to EU State Aid regulation.
So it would seem that BT has no plans and think that BDUK should fill the gap, and BDUK say they can't because BT has invested in the area. By my calculations there are about 200 homes connected to the PCP
I don't live anywhere difficult/strange (ie I'm not in the middle of a field, middle of nowhere). I live on a 1990 housing estate which is surrounded by other estates of a simillar area, near to a large town. The surrounding estates have received FTTC. Additional to cable up the other PCPs in the surround area it was necessary for BT contractors to pull it via the manhole in front of "my" PCP.
Just curious to understand from others whether this is a toughluck situation or whether there are other avenues that I should be making a noise to?.