My local exchange, Baschurch in Shropshire, was one of those to win the Race to Infinity last year with a go-live date of March 2012. Work in the exchange has been done, and one village has consumers connected to this service.
Workmen outside my house (different village, but still supplied by the Baschurch exchange) have been laying the fibre optic cables. BUT, my queries to BT as to when I am likely to be able to change to a high-speed service have been met with a deafening silence. Live chat to a BT 'operative' resulted in "register your interest".
I have registered an interest (as provided by the operative) and the new manhole is right outside my house! I don't see why they are unable to give an estimated date now. Just have to be patient I suppose!
I find that trying to get hold of anyone to talk to is like walking in treacle in January. Their easy (non) availability is one thing that's stopping me from switching to Infinity. I use Plusnet's high speed connection at 3.8 MBps
I would like to see the councillors thinking on that one
The linrpe that comes your house is where?
In frohm out of the ground or in from a pole?
The trunk cable from exchange to your location has to go into a distribution box somewhere and they are not usually buried-looding and all that.