I'm one of the lucky ones, my cabinet was enabled through BDUK at the start of this week. I'm about 1300M away but getting 22mb down, 4.5mb up. All the tips on the forums have been great and I placed my order the minute it went live on the wholesale checker site. The BT site stills says coming soon
Unfortunately my friend who lives on the outskirts of Perth is not so lucky. He currently has ADSL and is getting 2mb. He is approx. 2.8KM from his cabinet which offers both FTTC and FTTPoD. He is one of a small cluster of about 10 properties all getting 2mb or less.
My friend has contacted both Openreach and the local council broadband contact, but there is nothing that will be done as he is within an area covered by 'commercial rollout'.
My question is 'how viable would it be to put in place FTTP and then share the install and rental cost between those people interested?'
Do you think there would be any local funding/grants which may help towards the upfront costs?
Has anyone setup something similar?
Any advice would be appreciated.