Hey TBBers! I have been keeping a close eye on the (slow) progress of the superfast broadband BDUK project for Cumbria. Now that BT have won the bidding, I am suprised that there aren't more details around... does anyone know if this will be a similar rollout to the Cornwall project (Mostly FTTC/VDSL, a tiny bit of FTTP)? It's kind of frustrating to not be hearing many details at this stage.
I live in a small village - unfortunately my location is nearly 4km away from the exchange by road (LCORT). I manage between 3-4 Mbps downloads and 0.3 upload on a line with 54db attenuation. I run a business from home and the slow speeds, especially the upload speeds, make it painful at times.
When I heard BT had won the contract for improving the broadband throughout the county, I was cautiously optimistic that the situation may change... But when I did some research to see if I had a green cabinet nearby, the only one I could find was at the other side of the village (about 2km from my location by road). This is concerning! If BT decide to upgrade this area with FTTC, and I am connected to this cabinet, should I expect a big increase in speed? Or will BT perhaps use a different technology in this area?