All kinds of things are getting mixed up here, so it is worth trying to get the facts straight.
A. In line with standard regulatory practice wholesale market reviews - the source of the Market A and Market B distinction - occur at intervals of roughly 4-5 years. There will not be another one until late in this decade. You can lobby all you want but that is not going to change.
B. LLU presence at an exchange depends on (i) the size of the exchange, and (ii) links to nearby exchanges. These determine the expected revenues and costs of installing LLU equipment. The threshold for LLU presence has steadily fallen over time so that almost exchanges with > 1000 lines have LLU equipment but very few with < 500 lines. Unless the cost of DSLAMs and leased falls very markedly that is unlikely to change much.
C. Low sync speeds - < 1 Mbps - are a consequence of distance and line quality, not whether there is LLU equipment at the exchange. Apart from upgrading from ADSL Max to ADSL 2+ the introduction of LLU equipment will not change anything. Given the distance curves, lines that get < 4 Mbps for ADSL Max are unlikely to see much improvement from an upgrade to ADSL 2+. In any case BT Wholesale have upgraded almost all exchanges to WBC/ADSL 2+ that might be attractive to LLU competitors. Where they haven't done this it is usually because of constraints on backhaul, which will keep out LLU competitors as well.
D. The unpalatable fact for those connected to small exchanges is that economies of scale mean that large operators have little or no interest in installing LLU equipment in 2000-3000 small exchanges serving < 500 lines each because the market size is too small. If you want to change that, small exchanges have to be converted into satellites of larger exchanges. That is happening with VDSL but it won't help much if the distance from the property served to the old/new exchange is too long or the lines are too poor.
E. You may feel that it is discriminatory to charge higher prices at Market A exchanges. Unfortunately the reality is that - again due to economies of scale in equipment, backhaul, etc - it is more costly to serve a customer at a small exchange than at a large exchange. There are substantial cross-subsidies built into the uniform charge per line paid to Openreach and in what BT Wholesale is allowed to charge. However, LLU operators are under no compulsion to install equipment at exchanges which they do not think will cover the costs incurred. Again, no lobbying is going change the basic economics.
Edited by gah789 (Sun 08-Nov-15 19:49:02)