I posted the following on the General Chatter thread and someone suggested I might get more info by posting here
'I live in very rural Herefordshire and for the last 4 years there has been a project named Fastershire trying to bring fibre to the yokels. Fastershire have paid £30M pounds to Openreach for the work so far. On 31 March the Openreach website finally announced that I could place an order for FTTP. On 1 April I placed an order with Zen (BT was the only other alternative). On the 4 April Zen were told by Openreach that there was 'no capacity' and that they were 'waiting for parts'.Specifically the lack of 'cablelinks' was mentioned. After 4 years and £30M this seems incredible. Surely fibre is meant to largely solve capacity issues. It is impossible to get any sense out of either Fastershire or Openreach can anyone shed any light on what might be happening'