We moved to rural Scotland about a year ago, and although I have been pleasantly surprised at the speed of our connection given the distance to the exchange (4,5 Mbps on EO line about 3,5-4 km from exchange NSINS), I am of course keen to get access to fibre, so I have been following the local development fairly closely.
Now, as mentioned, I was on an EO line, but I seem to have been recently moved to Cabinet 6 (according to the BTO Wholesale ADSL checker).
When I input our postcode AB52 6LS on the codelook page here
, I get a list of 4 fibre street cabinets:
Fibre Street Cabinet 1: P5 10% of area FTTC Available from 7th November 2014 Phase BDUK Scot Government 12b
Fibre Street Cabinet 2: P6 90% of area FTTC Planned (exchange ready 7th February 2014) Phase BDUK Scot Government 12b
Fibre Street Cabinet 3: Exchange 16 90% of area FTTP Planned Phase BDUK Scot Government 12b
Fibre Street Cabinet 4: Exchange 9 10% of area Not Available
Is it safe to assume I will be connected to street cabinet 2 (connected to cabinet P6, which I am currently on?), or am I reading the data wrong?
Also, it seems like the first 3 street cabinets are part of phase 12b - is there any way of checking the timeframe of this particular phase?
And lastly, what does it mean when it says that both street cabinets 2 and 3 cover "90% of area"? Street cabinet 3 has FTTP planned, which I am obviously keen on if at all possible, but I am trying not to get my hopes up.
In short, I am struggling to understand what the current plans are for our little handful of houses out here in the dark heart of Aberdeenshire - thanks in advance for any information you can offer.