G.fast pods have been installed on the PCPs in my town (Belper, DE56). Though they are yet to go live, the DSL checker site has started to show estimated speeds. Through checking various addresses, it looks like anything connected to a DP (pole) under 150m from the cab is set to get the full 330Mbps. This then seems to drop as expected the further away you go, until after about 400m where it shows as unavailable due to expected speeds being less than the VDSL speeds that are already available.
Unfortunately I'm just past that cut off point, so it's no good to me at the moment. And despite all 35 PCPs being fitted with G.fast pods, there are still hundreds of premises that have a line length which also rules out G.fast availability at the moment.
But what is the plan for the future of G.fast? I've heard rumours of boosters of some description going in footways to extend the range. Plus also new hardware being in development to increase the initial speeds, therefore increasing the distances that can get a minimum speed. Details seem very sketchy however, and there seems to be very little info available, particularly relating to the UK at least.
Can anyone clarify if there are any future plans to increase the availability to those with longer line lengths?