My area is one of the selected ones for FTTC and in recent days I've seen BT installing fibre in the ducts leading up to and going away from two new cabinets in the main road that runs parallel to the one in which I live. But there seemed to be no sign that the technicians were going to install any fibre into MY road anytime soon.
Today, it dawned on me why, as tracing the pavement ducts in my road has shown that there are no existing BT cabinets in the road at all. There are only CATV cabinets. So, I guess my copper connection, and those of all my fellow residents in this immediate precinct, must pass uninterrupted under the entire length of my main road. Goodness knows to which cabinet(s) they eventually connect, though. I can only guess. Possibly, it's one of the two aforementioned new ones in the neighbouring road, though knowing that these new cabinets supply up to about 280 residences, I'd have thought there were well over that number of houses in this precinct.
Anyway, assuming that one of those two new cabinets does serve me, I did some rough distance calculations from my A-Z streetmap. The nearest of those two cabinets is around 900m away. The other is 1.2m away. Are these distances likely to be too great to serve as copper legs of an FTTC connection? Otherwise, perhaps completely new double cabinets will need to be installed in my main road. Is there any way of me finding out whether I'd be on one of those two new cabinets, without actually signing up for FTTC right now? The BT estimator tells me I'll get about 27M bps down, 7M bps up.