We're looking at a new house which is in the country at the end of a lane.
Its connected to a cabinet that is about 2.1km from the exchange by road and about 1.9km as the crow flies. Obviously the actual cable run could be even longer.
If I use the wholesale checker the results for the property are between 2.2 and 5.4mbps down and 0.5 and 1.2mbps up.
The nearest neighbour is about 250m up the road closer to the cabinet.
If I check their property they get the between 11.4 and 26.8mbps down and 1.7 to 5.9mbps up. The next properties closer to the exchange also get similar results which seem quite high to me given the line lengths.
The property were looking at has had an elderly couple living in it and I don't think they've had fttc previously.
My question is, what are the chances that when connected we may actually get speeds similar to the other properties or is the checker not normally that far out?
Secondly I've read about the longer reach VDSL trials going on, does anyone know if these are likely yo be roled out in the near future and would a line like this benefit.
We could probably live with the speeds the other properties get but no the ones suggested for the property we are looking at.
Any advice gratefully received.