I am currently one of the unlucky people to have an exchange only telephone line. To top off my stream of bad luck in this area the line is almost 3KM long, I actualy have my suspicions that it does a victory lap of the town before it reaches the exchange.
My speed was slightly over 4mb for some time, originaly the speed was <1mb however I persisted like a dog with a bone and had multiple Openreach Engineer visits (over 10 so far). As a result almost everything replaceable was (so they say!) and my speed was finaly at 4mb. Then after a few months it dropped again to 3mb, not much of a drop but it is still 1/4 the speed, so for me a massive drop. I am now approaching the 3rd visit in 28 days (to allow an escalation). I have to say the engineers are somewhat useless. I enquired about network re-arrangement and was laughed at and told if i want faster speeds I should move house. This seems to be the party line.
I have to say my ISP has been pretty good (sky), I dont see changing ISP as an option as I am a heavy user.
So to my point, there are 2 Fibre cabinets in differing locations under 100 meters from my house ( I swear they were put there to tease me
). From everything I have read so far it would appear I have no hope, cant get Fibre on Demand as I am not connected to a cabinet and even if I was to pay to get connected I would be looking at a small fortune.
I currently live in the "KA1 3" postcode area of Kilmarnock, Scotland which has been identified as the number 2 broadband blackspot for towns with over 44k residents.
I can almmost feel the value of my house drop with the influx of fibre availability and my current [censored] speeds.
What hope do I have?
Is there anything I can do ? (I have contacted my MP regarding, and await her response).