I believe the way to get on the FTTP trial for the Bradwell Abbey Exchange is what I did. I registered interest for BT Infinity on their website, even though it said Infinity was not available at my home, & then waited. 6 or 8 weeks later a very nice efficient lady phoned & said I could go on the trial. 6 weeks later I've just had the second stage of the install done, it all went very smoothly with efficient punctual Openreach men arriving & getting it all sorted. I now have about 37 down & 9 up. So much better than the 1.4 down I suffered before due to being far from the exchange.
Just spoke to plusnet and got nothing from them, they say no trial or FTTP available in my area yet so oh well !
I understand what your saying about fttp.Do I understand correctly though as a search shows fttc to cabinet,fttp not really to premise but closest point outside and ftth fibre to home not sure if anyone got that yet.Though i am having to house sit for what is supposed to be a fttp install on walnut tree tomorrow. Rather a large time window from 08:00-13:00 jsut hope they turn up early or going to be so bored.
FTTP (Premises) is the same as FTTH (House). There is a fibre from the street splitter to a termination box on the outside of your house. Then a separate fibre from there to the ONT (optical network terminator) inside your house. This ONT has 4 port, but only one is enabled, and that is basically a ethernet lan port. You plug your PC or WAN router directly into that.
FTTC (Cabinet) runs fibre to the street cabinet, where is it bridged onto your copper phone line, and you just have a different kind of modem attached to your phone line socket to provide internet.
There is actually another: FTTB (Building). They run the fibre to a block of flats/appartments etc, and then run ethernet lines to each user from a central point. May see this more in new developemnts of flats/appartments, but older buildings are more linkley to get FTTC to leverage the exsting copper.
House sat for friends instalation. Asked a million quetsions of very helpful open reach engineer.
I can deduct from the conversation if you live in a newer build property fttp not going to be too much of a problem.
But if you live in older estates like tinkers bridge the first tell tail sign will be if a newer box has been installed near to the old green cabinet making it fttc ready.This has not happened yet in tinkers bridge and no one has any idea of a date.
I really need to leave my old isp due too email rarely working,webspace not working ang no access to my online bill.
Speed dropped from lovely always 8mbps to 1-2mbps and recently back up too 7.2mbps research found they had moved everyone from dsl+ units to standard units (Think what they meant was that everyone on 40:1 contention to get the speed to a 60:1 to save money) despite during the takeover an email sent to all customers stating nothing will change,same great service from same great team.
I am no longer willing to pay in excess of £60 a month for this as i think 2 1/2 years of it would try anyones patience.
So come on bt offer me a decent alternative.