I am very annoyed with Openreach.
My exchange & cab has now been pushed back yet again. It was originally scheduled to be ready for service in March 2011 but was then pushed to 30th June, 30th July, 1st Sept, 30th Sept and now its 1st Dec (as of yesterday). According to SamKnows, the exchange is enabled now but I cannot find a single cab which is actually working yet. My cab was installed around the 1st sept but I expect they will fail to do anything to it for another few months. The planning was approved back in Feb 2011, when it was applied for, so it isnt the council holding things up.
I have to admit, my hopes for having FTTC by december are very very very low. Whoever manages Openreach in this area should be reviewed and/or removed from their position for gross mis-management. If it is the contractors to blame, get better ones or more of them. Someone in this process chain cannot deliver and there is always someone else who can.
However, today I see this in the tech news: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/13/bt_114_excha...
I find this extremely annoying that Openreach is stretching their resources even thinner when they have failed to deliver time and time again on their existing commitments. Instead of adding another 114 exchanges with a date they are clearly NOT going to achieve, finish the ones already behind schedule, by 6-8 months.