I am currently going through the process of purchasing a new build semi-detached that was built on a previous property's land.
If I enter the details for the new property (no current phone line) via the address checker it says that only FTTP on Demand and ADSL (up to 1.5mb!) is available.
Now I know that the neighbors can get FTTC and the new build is connected to the same cabinet, I also know that the property that was previously on this site is still in the system and if I enter that properties details that shows as having FTTC available. From the research I have done, once we complete and get a phone line initially installed that will start the process of Openreach updating their database.
The thing I can't find out is how long this will take? I have seen some comments stating that if you order through BT retail they can 'wiggle' the order through as they don't rely just on the standardised database but I require the internet for work and 1.5mb won't cut it so am trying to get a rough idea of the best way to go about it. I am half tempted to just put the order through on the properties old house name but know this will create problems further along even though its in the same physical location (old big property torn down for 4 new semi-detached properties). I was hoping to go with PlusNet as they are just that much cheaper but if it requires a year paying with BT to get it enabled quicker I am happy to do that.
Any help appreciated.
Sky Broadband Unlimited:
4mb down 768k up
Waiting on fibre...