Thanks for the great replies. I am on Cabinet 1 in Houghton Conquest and is part of the Central Beds BDUK scheme. Any ideas when it may be available for orders? Am I looking at weeks or months?
Well, that's a good question.
Cabinet 9 (corner of Rectory Lane and High Street) is having its ducts and power feed installed now, the roadworks.org site shows that running until 30th January at the latest.
My feeling now is that Wilstead won't go active in January, but maybe early February. As far as I know all the work on Wilstead cabinets is nearly finished but I base that only on what I know from roadworks.org and what I've heard from the Beds Borough contact I have.
Houghton Conquest is covered by the Central Beds project even though the exchange is in the Bedford Borough area (the boundary runs across the A6 just north of the Chapel End Road junction) but I have not seen anything showing on their Broadband news page.
Central Bedforshire Broadband
Bedford Borough didn't include the Houghton Conquest cabinets in its news bulletin because they are in Central Beds.
These cabinets are part of the BDUK phase 3 roll out, this covers the period from January to June 2015 so contractually there seems to be some slack assuming that the contract actually matches up with the public phasing.
Frustrating isn't it? So near and yet so far. I am about 4.2km of copper length from the exchange and get around 5Mbps at present but once FTTC is available I am about 240m as the cables run from cabinet 5 which might mean a full 80Mbps if everything is perfect.