I live in Stanley Road, just off the London Road, and about 300m from the Hertford telephone exchange. Virgin Media does not cover our street and so the only option for broadband is via the telephone line. We get a good speed for a copper connection - don't get me wrong - but I have been trying to get upgraded to a fibre connection.
After lots of to-ing and fro-ing, I have been told that I live too close to the exchange! The BT solution relies on fibre to the cabinet (FTTC), but we are connected directly to the exchange, which means there is no cabinet, and therefore no fibre. This seems crazy to me - there is fibre in the exchange, and my copper line is in the exchange, why can't they connect the two together!
I've been in touch with Connected Counties, but they just say that they give BT some money, and BT work out the priority based on where they will get the best returns.
Is anyone else in this position? Anyone aware of any pressure groups?