Historically, all 600-odd lines were exchange only lines with no local PCPs, and no hope of fibre. However, Notts County Council's 'Better Broadband For Nottinghamshire' stepped in and has installed new cabinets in the villages over the last couple of years, I would guess 90% of village properties on the exchange now have FTTC.
However, our 40 properties were not included in the scheme. Last year, BBFN were still telling me that there was nothing on the horizon, but earlier this year, 20 properties at the nearest (to the exchange) end were suddenly upgraded to FTTP from pole mounted pods, with 300Mb ultrafast available. I was in touch with BBFN again, and they informed me that this end of the village (the remaining 20 properties) would be getting fibre between January and March 2018. Naturally, I thought more FTTP.
However, BBFN told me we would be connected to a new PCP, cabinet P5. I assume this will serve the remaining 4 poles and 20 properties in the village. According to roadworks.org, this new PCP is to be situated about 200 metres down the road from me, next to properties with FTTP - work starts on March 13th.
I thought I had got the hang of this FTTP business, I was rather looking forward to moving from a crackly EO line, but it now looks like we will be getting a FTTC solution. Is this sort of arrangement of a cabinet to serve only 20 residential properties unusual?
Does this mean we will remain on our EO line for voice, which is absolutely diabolical at times?
Is a new PCP install likely to be G.Fast enabled?
Sorry for the long winded post and the questions, but if anyone has any pointers as to what's going on, I'm all ears!