I'm involved in a local campaign group for broadband. I live in Milton Keynes where certain lucky people managed to get FTTP as part of technology trial in 2010.
The FTTP network was (allegedly) fully deployed in those areas. However, as fibre broadband demand increases (due to providers marketing services etc) we are coming across a increasing number of people in FTTP areas which can't actually order the service.
I have previously had meetings with Bill Murphy (BT Openreach Programme Director for NGA) and directly asked if the data could be inaccurate and be assured that wasn't possible.
So we now a situation where houses in some areas (it appears at random) don't have FTTP capability. Remember, FTTP isn't in addition to FTTC so if you can't order FTTP you are stuck. The areas I'm talking about also have poor ADSL connectivity typically 1.5Mbps > 256Kbps.
This problem also has an interesting impact on BDUK. We don't yet have final coverage maps but the information I'm managed to obtain suggest we have white areas (need government cash) which are (AFAIK) fully FTTP enabled. Which doesn't makes much sense. According to BDUK data I've seen we even have 6 houses in the middle of a housing estate that have been enabled for FTTP and are part of the commercial footprint but the 400 houses around them need government intervention even though most can order FTTP - some can't but I don't known the extent of the problem and suspect its caused by inaccurate data rather than the availability of infrastructure.
So, has anyone seen similar or aware of any funnies with the BT database which would cause this issue (lack of active phone line/LLU etc)?
All a bit strange.
BT Internet 21CN ADSL 1.4Mbps/400Kbps
BT Infinity FTTP 166Mbps/20Mbps soon