I was chattering to my sister-in-law this evening and she tells me that she now has new neighbours either side of her.
Now her voice service and FTTC broadband comes from Exchange SUTTERTON and is served by Cabinet 6. Apparently it was originally an EO line but a cabinet to support FTTC was installed outside relatively recently. I guess the cabinet is some way from her home [at PE20 2HZ] is some distance from the cabinet as her FTTC internet speed is quite poor but at least they do have a service to the outside world.
Now to the point of this post. Apparently neither of her new neighbours can be supplied with even a voice service for the foreseeable future. Apparently the exchange has run out of numbers but how true this is I don't know. I wasn't aware that anyone could be in this situation as I thought there was an USO to supply a voice service.
I assume that there are sufficient pairs to get a copper service from the cabinet into these homes. So surely a solution would be to provide a naked FTTC service with a VoIP provision. Thoughts on this anyone?