My mother in law is just buying a house on a new development ('Horley 2') which is in Openreach's plans for FTTP. It shows as 'under construction' on the spreadsheet at present though. Does anyone know how they actually go about getting the fibre to the property? Do they use existing infrastructure in anyway, or do they have to dig a trench all the way from the exchange to the house?
I ask becasue I live in an earlier phase of the development where we don't even get FTTC as our street cabinet was 'missed' by the engineers last year when the exchange went live. I am trying to work out whether I could try and piggyback on the mother in law's application and get them to install to me as well. I live on the edge of the development nearest the next phase so there may not be any technical reasons why this is not possible, but that is really only a guess so I am hoping one of the knowledgeable folk on here can shed some light on things?
Also, what is the cost for this and what speeds are actually available? Will she still sigg up as people to do the FTTC and get the maximum speeds on offer through that service, or is there some special pricing for even higher speeds?