As with several other replies, I had no real need to go on to FTTC/VDSL; but decided to do so, on the assumption that the demand would be high.
My ADSL2x connection generally achieved 17/.9 Mbps.
Even my Dial-up was good at normally 44 Kbps, occasionally achieving 52 Kbps.
The local PCP handles about 300 Subscribers, based on Postcode coverage.
The linked FTTC has a back-plane for 288/300 VDSL connections.
When first activated, sufficient links/filters for 48/50 upgrades were actually set up, March 2014.
The next 48/50 were added about 5 weeks back, so at most there had been only 48 upgrades in that first operational year, say about 16% absolute maximum.
There has been some more activity at the PCP about 1 week back, with an OR vehicle parked by it for about an hour, compared with the 5 to 10 minutes for a single upgrade.
The FTTC Back plane has strictly 300 sockets, in 2 Columns, each containing 6 segments of 5 rows by 5 columns.
The lowest row of each segment is coloured differently, whilst the the right-most socket in that row is generally unused at any time apparently.
Hence my 288/300 and similar.
Edited by eckiedoo (Wed 29-Apr-15 19:21:17)