My local FTTC Cabinet has a potential capacity for 288 lines, with a back-plane of 288 sockets..
When it went live in March 2014, only 48 of the sockets had the Filter/Link devices plugged in, so only a total of only 48 User Upgrades could be handled.
Once these 48 had been fully connected for user-ordered upgrades, there was a temporary stoppage until another 48 Filter/Links was done in May 2015.
In that first year, technicians visited the related PCP, about 300 lines, only about once per month, to make the necessary wiring changes in the PCP.
After the next 48 F/Ls were added to the FTTC in May, there was a flurry of visits to the PCP, probably about a dozen upgrades, catching up.
Since then, the number of visits to the PCP has dropped back.
So it may be another year before more Filter/Links are added to the FTTC.
With only apparently 48 upgrades implemented by May 2015, this ties in well at about 17%, compared to BT OR's figures of nationally about 13% late in 2014; and 19% about April 2015.
Be careful to distinguish between the availability/coverage of "Super High Speed Broadband" at around 90%; and the proportion of actual take-up/upgrades, at about 19%.
Edited by eckiedoo (Wed 19-Aug-15 07:23:04)