We have been through this before John in another thread, and you don't get the point, and it really has nothing to do with which ISP provides this data. What the OP was asking about and what I have stated is that the check you refer to does NOT give an accurate date for when a particular phone line is due to have FTTC available. I have tested this with several different addresses/phone numbers now, and each are connected to a cabinet where according to the December database, 100% of lines are connected to the same cabinet. Yet BEFORE it is available, the DSL checker shows for some numbers that it will be available on a particular date, and for some numbers it does not mention anything about FTTC being available soon.
So obviously from that, there is something not accurate happening. It cannot be that Openreach's plans have changed because they obviously wouldn't re-connect some telephone lines to a new cabinet, while leaving others where they are. I have done some searching around and have found that the innacuracy of this data has also been mentioned on other threads in other forums. You only get an accurate result once the cabinet you are connected to has become live.
Clearly the answer is illusive, but my question / point is very simple. The online checkers only show forcasts for the exchanges and actuals for the phone numbers and cabinets.
Seems daft to advertise the forecast date for the exchanges in issolation. As best it is an inaccurate reflection of FTTC roll-out; at worst it is misleading. Eitherway, it is not helpful to the end users.
It's also misleading for BT (retail) to provide forecast dates for phone lines as - has been shown time and time again on this forum - these dates are being missed repeatedly by Openreach, without any explanation being given. It means that people are signing up on the basis of Infinity being provided, that not provided and no reasons given. Very unfortunate state of affairs.
If they change more than three times, putting 'plans' back by a year, someone might start wondering whether the plans were a bit half-baked to begin with...
Moved December 2011 - said Infinity by December 2011. Then Infinity by March 2012, then June 2012, then September 2012...