I'm on virgin national ADSL and have found (on TBB) that my exchange is going to get FTTC by Autumn 2012. Apparently VM don't support FTTC so I am wondering if it might be better to migrate to eg BT prior to the FTTC so I can order FTTC as soon as it's enabled, rather than risking changing isp at the same time as ordering FTTC.
Additionally I am keen to retain a similar email address with a new isp, ie firstname.lastname@example.org. Is there any way of checking that such an email address is actually available before migrating? (it isn't available on gmail for example)
Any advice/previous experience of this issue please?