I live in an area of Milton Keynes connected to the Woburn Sands phone Exchange rather than the main Milton Keynes pone exchange but the area is a housing estates (not new) that is part of Milton Keynes.
We just had a large number of cabinets deployed to the area include 3 to industrial areas (max 25 lines per cab) and some to a remotish rural areas with only 25 (max) houses connected to it the cab.
The estates where I live has some 900 houses served by two different PCP's.
The north half of the estate has 600 houses on it and now has a FTTC cabinet which is going live 31 Dec.
The south half of the estate has 300 houses on it and we've now been advised consistently the area will be FTTP. However, no firm date has ever been given.
We've now not had much information from BT for a few months so decided to push. The response we got was frankly quite shocking. BT have advised us that the south cab will be FTTP but that they are considering it for implementation in late 2013/early 2014.
The area has already been assessed for flipping but there is a engineering problem with the copper in the area which means the PCP has been written off - as I understand it.
So, I now feel that the area is in the position where BT will likely priorities BDUK and other work over implementation of the area. I also can't help but wonder if BT are stalling and will install a future large density cab with vectoring instead of FTTP and are using the FTTP as an excuse.
I understand the estate will only have one aggregation point and this is now installed and the ducting between it and the Exchange is clear and has sufficient capacity.
So how long wold 300 houses take? What's going on? Will we see commercial FTTP/FTTC deployment ongoing into 2014/2015?
Edited by garethr (Sat 15-Dec-12 15:19:11)