Looking at FTTC availability, I could see that our exchange was already enabled (Headington in Oxford, last July I think), but the BT checker showed no availability (or planned availability) for our postcode, nor did it for any other local address, even those on the exchange's doorstep.
A bit more searching came up with BT wholesale's Guide_to-using_the_FTTC_and_FTTP_roll_out_plans.pptx - this showed how resellers could check which cabinets were enabled so they could target their marketing appropriately. All very sensible.
However, it appears that the documents referred to in the presentation - ‘FTTC Cab Delivery Update Summary’ and ‘PCP to Postcode Report’ are not available to the public. I was just going to shut down my browser when this popped up - a geotagged map of FTTC cabinet availability in Headington. Although it looks like the data is not perfectly matched to the map (I think it only has one entry per postcode), it clearly shows that there is substantial FTTC availability in our area, and for our street it shows:
HEADINGTON OX3 7EW
Exchange Only Flag: 0
Percent Lines: 100
FTTC or FTTP: FTTC
So what's the real situation here? Has someone posted fake information just to wind people up? Have I misinterpreted this info to mean actual availability when it's only planned? But if it's planned, why doesn't BT Wholesale's availability checker say so?
Would be grateful for some help with this...
Still hoping for some sensible legislation and purposeful planning ... ever the idealist!