The old cabinets usually have a number on, if recently sprayed on then means someone has just re-sprayed it.
So the number appearing in the checker does not mean it is about to happen.
Was the BT representative correct on the phone? If checker is still not showing FTTC speeds then looks unlikely, but would recommend using the wholesale checker https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html
which may update slightly ahead of the retail providers
Or is that just an estimate and could they be way off? It was an estimate, but with so many variables and the amount of rain in many areas outdoor projects may have slipped time wise.
Being 9km from the exchange does not matter, what matters how far away you are from cabinet 16. Distance speed estimates are at http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/fibre-broadband....
The reason we don't show anything for beyond 1.5km is that you are into the area where it may or may not work.