I live in a 1970s-era flat served by the Glasgow Langside exchange which has been FTTC enabled for a while now. I have friends who live a few streets away who have 80/20 FTTC service.
I can't get FTTC as my line is apparently Exchange Only (postcode G41 3BH if anyone's interested). This is rather annoying as I can see a BT cabinet about 200m from from my window. My existing phone socket is an old one, not an NTE5 (horrible yellowed plastic, no test socket, etc.).
I read this week that as my flat was built in the 70s it's unlikely that there is "spare" cable already run for a 2nd line, so if I had one fitted new cable would have to be run from somewhere.
So here is my query - is it likely BT would actually need to run new cable, and would BT run the cable from somewhere in the Exchange Only cabling or from the cabinet I can see outside? Or am I on a hiding to nothing and should resign myself to 14Mbps ADSL2+ service?