Samknows dates are only estmated live dates for the exchange, cabinet works will go on for weeks/months later after a exchange has been enabled.
The engineering teams work at best speed moving between cabinets, their are many different stages to getting a FTTC cab installed to live, alot of problems do occur which slows down work on individual cabinets.
Since the teams need to move quickly between cabinets it means that some cabinets are delayed until they can return.
Looking at your local area 3 exchanges are planned to have FTTC rolled out, Alloa and Bannockburn are both planned for September, the 3rd is December so its quite likely that the teams are working in Alloa and the move across or are still in already enabled exchanges.
As for the usual lead tme, how long is a piece of string, it varys by area and what resoruces are avaliable, the rollout moves at best speed.
One of the ips's on this forum has access to the April 2012 spreadsheet and should be able to tell you what cabinet you are connected to and if it is planned to have FTTC and where its located.
If it is planned then you can either use roadworks.org or if that does not cover your area the council roadwork website that does and keep an eye on roadworks planned on your pcp.
Edited by ccxo (Wed 27-Jun-12 14:11:55)