I thought this was the case, I got in contact with someone from Birmingham City council and it seemed they didn't know much did say my exchange was considered to not commercially viable which is what I got from Openreach over a year ago when rollouts started to happen.....
I also was told that virgin media was one of the companies involved in bringing superfast technologies to Birmingham and my area has is all virgin cable covered and is the most popular provider due to speed, I've been told in the past that if an area is covered widely by virgin or another superfast provider then Openreach would more than likely not even consider a fibre rollout.
The virgin network in my area runs well and I'm also looking into there big kahuna deal.... Might just stop with them as the future with them could be bright.
Very frustrating decisions, don't want to recontract for 12 months then FTTC comes along.
Virgin Media 50/3 > SH2 Modem Mode > Airport Extreme 5th Gen
Cabinet 54 @ 320m (CMKING) Under Evaluation (Awaiting FTTC)