Somebody mentioned on ISPReview the other day that he was told by an Openreach engineer that they did not rearrange copper lines into FTTC if it meant that the lines would end up being longer. I can see the logic in this because despite FTTC being an upgrade, they are probably not allowed to make lines longer and reduce ADSL performance.
Would that logic fit with what they've done in your village and possibly explain why only some got FTTP?
It sounds like a reasonable explanation, but I'm not sure it would apply in our case.
The village is virtually linear, with all the houses along a 0.6 mile single stretch of road, all connected to poles. The first half of the village, nearest the exchange, already has 300Mb FTTP. The new FTTC cabinet is being placed at the beginning of the second half, so virtually in the centre of the village.
I can't really figure out why one end is FTTP and the other FTTC. One other odd thing, we had a new pole just before Christmas. The cabling on the new pole has a spare loop in the cables clipped to the pole where the pod is fitted on the FTTP poles, and a new, empty duct was fitted from the pole to the inspection pit. I guessed it was prep work for FTTP, so I wonder if there has been a change of plan?