Our village is having FTTP rolled out. It is already well over a year behind schedule; however small areas have now been released, all of which are "ducted" properties. There seems to be a problem with the pole based properties, but BT are very vague as to what it is. They have identified what appears to be a subset of the pole based properties for which they say an "aerial solution" is required., and that this technology is "still unproven", so that any deployment is likely to be months away at least. Now as far as we are aware "aerial" simply = "pole-based", and is in itself far from being "unproven technology", so they must be referring to something else. They have previously mentioned "shared services" poles, but again that does not seem to us to be "unproven technology", simply a requirement for engineers to have the requisite safety certificates before shinning up a pole with a live electricity cable at the top.
There have been many meetings with senior BT representatives, but none has been able to explain satisfactorily what differentiates these properties, or what this "aerial solution" is.
So the question is - what are BT talking about?