A friend lives about 5 miles from the exchange and about 1.3miles (all overhead) from the FTTC enabled cabinet. For some time he has had ADSL that was slow <1Mbit but useable. However it recently dropped out and a BT engineer attended and said interference had increased and they could no longer supply any service.
The BT ADSL checker still says ADSL up to 1 Mbit and Fibre at speeds 1.0 - 3.8Mbit are available.
Is it worth a try at Fibre?
I have read somewhere, but I can't find it again, that there are trials or something with BT supplying ADSL service from the cabinet. Does anyone have any details or know if it is likely to be rolled out?
The only other option seems to be satellite, but that is expensive and have huge latency.