The village where I live has had FTTC for a couple of years now but a quarter of us were exchange only so had no access. Since then I've been attempting to get a date for when the problem could be resolved but as you might imagine it has been difficult getting an answer.
We even had a public meeting where an opensource rep & someone from Connecting Cambridgeshire were present. The opensource guy was so ill-informed that he didn't realise we had a problem but he promised to look into it.
Their first response was that it was unlikely to happen for quite a while because of technical problems & expense but they would get back to us in 12 months with an update. They didn't.
I plugged away and last month, with the help of our local MP, we got a date: the end of 2019. This is (still) reflected on the Connecting Cambridgeshire's website.
Then, yesterday I had several emails from various ISPs stating that it was (suddenly) available! I immediately checked the various deals & signed up. Whilst upgrading I asked TalkTalk why fibre was suddenly available & they said that they had upgraded their LLU equipment in our exchange.
I signed up for the superfast 76 MB/s but they're only promising 50 MB/s so I don't really understand how this has come about. I'd always been told that to supply fibre to EO premises would require two new green cabinets. I haven't any new cabinets appear in the village so I'm a littled puzzled as to how it has been achieved.
It's due to go live on 23rd October so I'll wait to see how it goes.