I just received an email from openreach stating the following:
I have looked into the project to provide FTTP.
There is final light loss testing planned for week commencing 11th July to make sure connectivity will reach throughout the fibre network.
The ready for Service date to Cps is 20th July
Fibre Enquiries team
Does all this sound correct or is it another one of their made up delay tactics.
The above along with strangely our council doing the following 7 lots of jobs on BT's chambers on 1st July to 7th July along the main road very near us.
DUCT CLEANING AND REPAIRS, PULL THROUGH NEW FIBRE
I am hoping its true and that those dates are actual dates and this its finally going to happen after 4.5 years battle to get to go live.
In the past I have got dates that came and went but I was always only told that there is still some work to be done and nothing precise was mentioned.
But where here they have mentioned that they are doing the final light loss test on the fibre, and me being from an engineering background, this does sound feasible, but at the same time I have my doubts due to we are only 2.5 to 3km from our exchange so there shouldn't really be an issues in that short distance.
Maybe its a test that they do no matter how long the distance.