Does anyone know if it is possible to force BT to install FTTC to an address which is too far from the cabinet to get 'Infinity'?
Our cabinet was upgraded a year ago and is accepting orders but BT won't allow me to order Infinity as we are 3km from the cabinet and therefore predicted a lowish rate (3.2Mbps).
Our ADSL used to give 4.5Mbps but occasionally drops to 1Mbps. It is in such a mode at the moment (I don't know if the hot weather could be contributory) and a chat with BT revealed that they don't consider this a problem as the guaranteed rate is just 1Mbps. I tried to request that they order FTTC for my line but they didn't seem able to do so.
Obviously there is no guarantee that FTTC will be better but maybe it would be more consistent at least.
Superfast Essex seem to be suggesting that there may be some sort of plan to improve fibre by 2019 but I don't know if that is based on any real data.
The cabinet in question is GT DUNMOW 12 and the village Little Easton.