Got this reply from openreach yesterday (15th Oct) to an email I sent them last month.... regarding fibre in my area.
Rather disappointing! - sounds like we ain't getting our fibre cab this week after all, or even this year by the sounds of things:
Thank you for your email regarding the availability of fibre broadband to your area. I am sorry for the delay in responding.
I can confirm that the cabinet serving your property (PCP17) is part of the fibre roll out in Bannockburn. However, we have unfortunately experienced some delays with the work.
During our deployment we sometimes encounter problems with our roll out plan which can unfortunately result in a delay to our initial plans, delays vary from 3 months to 12 months depending on the scale of the problem. The sort of issues that we encounter are things like blocked underground cable routes, disputed land ownership and the existence of unrecorded underground lines for utility companies to name a few.
At present we are carrying out a new survey into the location of the fibre cabinet. Once this is complete we should be able to provide a date when we expect the cabinet to be ready to receive orders. I suggest that you check again at the beginning of 2013 at our website www.openreach-communications.co.uk/superfast/where-and-when
when there should be some progress on the work
I am sorry I cannot give any further information at this time
Graeme Hughes, BMA613
Network Investment Customer Engagement
DSO | Openreach