Nobody decides to suddenly list anything. If it's not available, it's not listed as available. When FTTP is rolled out to an area, the properties who have had FTTP infrastructure rolled out to them would be added to the database as having FTTP available.
If someone "suddenly decided" to add your street to the database as having FTTP available, it would cause no end of problems. OpenReach need to add the infrastructure or no order could be completed.
I've been informed that an exchange doesnt need to be listed as having FTTP for FTTP to be available to some properties. So I was wondering who makes the decision? What is the process of making that decision?
This was the case for FTTPod recently. If you tried to place an order for FTTPod with the likes of FluidOne but it wasn't showing as available, FluidOne would ask OpenReach to enable the exchange if the infrastructure is already in place at the exchange.
However in the last few months OpenReach seem to have added hundreds of exchanges as FTTPod being available. There may still be some not showing available that might have the infrastructure, but if your exchange shows no FTTP at all then it's unlikely.
Not the case for FTTP though. If some properties on the exchange have access to FTTP then it should
show as the exchange having FTTP.
You also can't order FTTPod as a residential customer at the moment. It comes with a 3 year contract, which can only be sold to businesses.