What we are in contact with BT and the council about is the providing of a fibre based service to the north of the village and to the rest of villages that the exchange covers.
The Hermitage exchange THHRJ covers the north of Cold Ash and the surrounding villages of Hermitage and beyond, though most likely it will be to the main built up areas.
The FTTC cabinet is next to the southern PCP cabinet which is connected to the Thatcham exchange THT, where its coverage cuts the village in half, the village is split by different numbers due to the exchanges.
The distance between the two cabinets is about 1.3 miles on goggle maps following the main road through the village.
I can provide locations where the 2 PCP cabinets are located.
The area of the village is covered by one post code which is RG18 9JH and the town of Thatcham is under the RG18 3RP.
Coverage for the north/south of the village, well with the instilation of the FTTC cab on the southern PCP cabinet the south of the village should be covered.
The north of the village is unkown though there is possibly some senstive information i can send via pm about OR plans for the County, not sure if should post on a public forum.
The north of the village would likely be dependent on the Hermitage exchange being upgraded for any improvement to arrive.
Exchange wise for west berkshire out of the list of exchanges the main exchanges have or will be upgraded to FTTC by the end of the year, Which leaves the next larger exchanges in terms of population service to be upgraded. There are 19 exchanges which under BT's goal of 85% coverage by 2015, my exchange which im connected to at current, the Hermitage exchange is the 6th largest so will be covered by 2015 though exact coverage is unknown until BT start rolling out their service.