Our village is relatively small (135 houses) and, whilst internet speeds aren't too bad, working at home has made me hope for something a little speedier.
I checked on the Openreach page and it suggested no plans for FTTP but that I could investigate a 'community fibre partnership'. So, I spoke to our neighbours and it turns everyone else in the village can, in theory, get FTTP already. This is a checker comparison of my house and my neighbours house (he's literally 10m away).
I then got a quote from Cerberus for FTTPoD. It said "Estimated Build Cost: in excess of £39,000.00 ex VAT. Number of premises passed for FTTP: 6. Openreach estimate that the distance to the fibre aggregation node serving your premises is 1000 - 1499m."
Now, my house (part of a terrace of 6) does seem to use its own pole, which could explain why it can't get FTTP. Otherwise, I can't think of why our neighbour can order FTTP but we can't (he doesn't have it though).
I was just wondering whether I should forge ahead with the £250 survey from openreach for an accurate estimate? Certainly anywhere near £39000 (ex VAT) would make it prohibitively expensive.
It may just be one of those things, but I wondered if anyone had any advice. It feels like fast internet is so close ... yet so far.