That's good news for new customers, but what about those of us stuck in a have but have not spot. Most of Kempshott Rise was connected to FTTC in the first phase, but fall just under the artificially imposed 15Mbit limit. So we cannot order FTTC from BT. In fact this could lead to defection to ISP's that will offer a sub 15Mbit product. Come on BT, sort it out.
Its an interesting point - not only is it an artificially-imposed limit, but its a future-based limit too. BT's predictions are based on a certain level of crosstalk, which doesn't exist yet and will only establish itself once the cables fill up some more.
Without the crosstalk yet, the first customers naturally find themselves on speeds considerably higher than the predictions say. This leaves BT open to ridicule, in forums such as this, for both having the limit *and* for having the wrong predictions.
I can't help but wonder if the limit is self-imposed for a different reason - and that is the fact that (at the moment) BT can charge a hefty price supplement just because of the name of the technology, and because it has a huge headline speed. However, if people start to discover that FTTC is a handy way to solve the "notspot" problem, even if it boosts speeds from <100kbps to just 2Mbps, then it won't be long before Ofcom start putting price controls in place.
I think BT want it to be considered "exclusive" for a little longer...