Hi Paul. Thanks very much for the info, it's much appreciated. Looking at the spreadsheet from 2011, it seems that the ones planned for FTTC are the ones that were previously upgraded. Those with FTTP plans seem to be the ones that were put on hold. With the odd exception of course. Seems a shame that those with plans for the better product on offer are the ones that are the ones that have to wait the longest.
Well we have been waiting with all the FTTP hardware in their chamber and up the pole since end of 2011 where the install was put on delay in mid install leaving half our road and side roads with FTTP and the other half without.
BT Openreach have been down our road on and off most of the month doing more fibre work etc, I have been told by openreach first start of July, then end of July and now end of August, so I am hoping this is our date.
Someone told me earlier that they heard that it's a lot more difficult to carry out work in Derby than most other locations as the current network is in a bit of a state due to poor design in the past. I'm not sure how accurate this is however.
Not sure, possibly, for FTTP you would either need phone poles and or chambers/pits.
So in your case where I could only see a phone pole by the Ambulance Station, so BT Openreach would have to rely on having all the hardware in their chambers/pits and work from there, so if there are in a poor state or too small then this may become an issue.
I know FTTC is easer in most cases due to its placed right by the phone cabinet if not an EO Line and then bridged across and then uses the existing copper lines to the homes, however would require more planning permission for the cabinet placement etc, and this placement may have issues due to location etc, where as FTTP has no cabinet so one less planning required, but requires fibre being placed all the way to the home whether it be using chambers/pits linked up together up to either a pole with the fibre manifold (black bottle enclosure) or the fibre manifold would be in the chamber/pit and the fibre goes from there to the actual home.
All I am saying is you "might" get moved over to FTTC for ease and price due to all that were down for FTTP back in 2011 that actually got fibre was moved over to FTTC so this "may" be the case for you.
Which could be what they was referring to when they spoke about planning etc.
At least they didn't say sorry your not down for fibre, so this could still be a good thing.
Like I said try and get your local MP involved because they can help.