We have today received an explanation from Openreach as to why they stopped the planned installation of FTTP to the village. Apparently they found that approximately 1.5Km of ducting needed to be replaced on a rural road that would have needed closure permission and the project had run out of both time and money. I find this a bit odd as they had the road closed for 5 days with two diggers and a pile of plastic pipes onsite and did nothing for the whole week. Also they had teams unblocking the ducts a year or so ago.
Anyway that's where we are and now must pursue other options under the Community Fibre Partnership and Gigabit voucher schemes or wait to see if we get included in the R100 programme?
I tried the USO option and got quoted £50-60,000 and 18 months for my property alone.
I guess that we never get told the whole story?
If you are connected to the Madderty Exchange, please send me a PM with contact details so that I can keep you updated with any plans. My name is in the phone book anyway.