We had a pod install June-July off 2017. On last update Openreach expect it to be live by September. 2020.
FTTP for the entire cabinet area could have been implemented in weeks and would have been worth having: by the time this pod is live VM will be selling a gigabit and Vodafone too if they are on schedule.
Over 3 years to activate a pod that much of the passed area can't use, and those that can still have a choice of VM at 500, 1000 and cheaper stuff with Vodafone rocking a symmetrical 900, 500, 200 and 100.
I have proposed to Openreach that this would be a waste of time. There's an FTTP new build with a splitter at the end of our road heading there and we're out of range of g.fast. May as well let that pod get recycled and skip activating it in favour of FTTP. They're busily overbuilding G.fast elsewhere in the city so we'll see.
Building better networks, not just faster ones.
Any resemblance between the posts of this account and Ignitionnet are entirely intentional. R Kelly rather killed the connotations of the old one.