Hello all, first, some background.
I've been living at my current address (37 Providence Place) for just over 2 years - it's new build, and when I moved in I had to get BT to install phone lines as the landlord was too cheap to do so during construction.
When installed they were run from an existing subterranean junction box a few tens of metres south of the property. I get terrible DSL speeds, as do my neighbours. I was advised by an OpenReach engineer I happened to catch that the line was a long one and there was little I could do about it.
Then FTTC became a thing.
Problem is, I couldn't find out what cab I was on, and no-one would tell me. I tended to hear the line was direct back to the exchange, which properly stuffed me. When Openreach added the cabinet data earlier in the year however, I found some good news - I was on a cabinet after all - cabinet 64. The bad news was no FTTC, nor any plans to install it. I've gone hunting for the cabinet, and best I can tell it's some way away. Thing is, there's another cab at the other end of my road, probably 20 metres away.
...and the most irritating thing? Using the address checker I can now see that yes, all properties heading south are on cabinet 64 as well, but the very next property north of mine (35 PROVIDENCE PLACE, BRIGHTON, BN1 4GE) is on cabinet 66 - and gets FTTC
I've checked with the e-Sussex project, pointing out how ridiculous it is to have a cabinet in central Brighton without FTTC, but they have no plans to sort it either.
...is there anything I can do to get BT to switch my line to the cabinet that's actually a hundred metres or so closer to my home than my current one so I can get FTTC?