A lot of providers do so called records only ceases with Openreach. The cabling is left unchanged, just the configuration removed that routes your traffic to the ISP. This is why you quite often find when moving into a property that you can get adsl synch on the line.
Unless there is a shortage of ports at the exchange the line will stay like this indefinitely.
The theory is to prevent unneccesary frames engineer work. i.e. if your service is with a BTWholesale ISP - you then cease the service. The likelihood is the next dsl service activated on the line will also be with a BTWholesale ISP - all BTW have to do is remotely put the configuration in place to route the traffic rather than physically cable anything up. They still charge the ISP the same activation fee of course
Only way to definitely get a wiring change in the exchange is to move from a BTW provided service to one of the LLU operators or vice versa. This is only an option if there are any LLU operators serving your exchange. What does Sam Knows say? http://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker
edit - for bbcode fail
Edited by GeeTee (Sun 17-Apr-11 22:52:37)