BT have said there is only a basic copper connection available, and that's what I'm current set up with. It usable, can just about stream things, but its probably the slowest internet I've had in at least 10 years.
Doing the DSL checker on my line, I get the following:
(although my real download speed seems to be more like 11mbps)
However, searching around, it seems like we're surrounded by properties with FTTP. Below the checker on a property a few doors down, with the same postcode, connected to the same cabinet:
Before we moved in, I checked with BT what was available at the property for us to move our account. They did tell me that their systems showed it was just copper, but that it may have been the case that their information was slow to update, or that they'd only be able to tell once we were in and a line installed.
I asked the developer and their response was:
sounds like BT are using the wrong information. There is fibre connectivity in the building and other occupiers are using it. There is a BT chamber in the pavement on the corner [outside the building] which is then ducted to the junction box in the meter cupboard by the stairs. Your flat is pre-wired from there.
I've now spoken to most of the other flats and they don't have fibre.
Looking up the cabinet it seems nearly everyone else nearby has FTTP on Demand.
So what's likely to be going on here? Developer not being honest? Some sort of mistake in the system? Surely can't be the case that a building built in the past 2 years, in London right next to a cabinet can only get the slowest possible broadband? Or...?