I too am taking the dates of the "coming soon" list with a pinch of salt.
A similar situation occurred when my local exchange was upgraded to ADSL2+.
The completion dates just kept getting pushed back.
Judging by what other folk have posted, I would be pleasantly surprised if FTTC
arrives by Easter 2012 (expected date currently showing as Sept 2011).
It's not about knowing when the exchange will be enables but the *cab* My exchange has been enabled since the FTTC trial started, my cab was also on the initial list of cabs for the aera. I'm still waiting and the date for my cab has now been pushed back again till the end of 2011. All the other cabs around me are already enabled.
Don't waste time waiting for it IMO - there are still issues with BT and they way they run there backend platforms - there is no (as I know it yet) 10Gb backhaul options from cabs yet, and there is still an initial port limit of either 100, 150, 200, 250 pairs and most default cab builds support a max of 288 ports anyway. - There are already cases of rejected orders due to lack of ports, and again there is no clear path (that I know of) for upgrading cabs at this time during the role out.
Edited by IamQ (Mon 18-Apr-11 13:56:59)