I don't understand the purpose of laying the cable along our road. We are miles from the exchange...what was this cable for? I can't seem to get an informed answer from BT about whether they are going to serve us or not, each person I speak to is obviously guessing and I dont know how to get accurate information. (Obviously I harbour a hope that we're getting FTTP and that's why we had the cable laid )
If you actually saw fibre being laid, or the ducting for fibre, then there are 4 possible uses, not all of which help you:
- it is core network fibre, bringing the 21CN network to an exchange along the road, which will hold a fibre headend or will get ADSL2+,
- it is fibre from a regional headend, being distributed to a child exchange,
- it is part of the local fibre spine, distributing fibre from the headend to individual FTTC cabinets, or providing the first aggregation nodes for an FTTP rollout,
- it is part of the access network for an FTTP rollout
Think of the first 3 options as being part of the trunk network; it might run past your door, but is the wrong type of fibre to connect your house. Only the last option can do that.
Looking at the SamKnows maps of exchanges, I note that the Cholmondeley exchange is further down the road; you might be on a route that connects that exchange to a fibre headend. However, that exchange seems to have no cabinets, everything is EO, and that area doesn't appear to be in the current plans right now, either.