Also be wary.
The fact that fibre goes past your house will not necessarily imply that you would gain any speed from it.
Fibre (shortly) will pass within about 3 metres of the nearest point of my house, to an FTTC Cabinet about 10 metres away, with the shortest distance from that FTTC Cabinet (already in position and possibly powered up) to the NTE under my stairs being about 25 metres.
However, the FTTC cabinet has to connect to the existing PCP (Green) Cabinet about 25 metres further away - so that much extra (lossy) copper in the circuit, from which the existing, 1967, wiring takes about another 225 metres to get in to my house and the NTE.
Some of the other houses on the estate, which conventionally are further away from both cabinets, are electrically in phone terms, closer to them, so potentially will have lower losses and higher speeds!
250 metres of copper wiring starts to show significant reductions in FTTC speeds
I recommend that you try to locate your own Cabinet/s and wiring runs.
Edited by eckiedoo (Mon 10-Mar-14 12:20:49)