[QUOTE="~misfit~"]\nSomewhere on teh intarwebs JohnO wrote:\n[snipped - Re: Actrix][QUOTE]\nI see they have a decent looking VDSL plan, and according to their\nonline tool, my address now can now access VDSL.[/QUOTE]\n\n:-( No VDSL available at my place. I find that odd as all of the cabinets\naround here were replaced / refurbished ~18 months ago - after I already had\nADSL2+ - A job that took months. I'd see the tech guys 'camped out' at\ndifferent cabinets, spending several days at least at each one. (I assume\nthat VDSL simply needs compatible hardware at each end of the copper? -\n'Ends' being ISP at one end and a combination of exchange/cabinet and home\nat the other?)[/QUOTE]\n\nI'd expect it just needs the necessary hardware in the cabinet, a VDSL\nmodem in your house, and a short enough span of copper from the cabinet\nto your house. Maximum useful distance for VDSL is much shorter than\nADSL variants.\n\nThe ISP doesn't need anything special to support VDSL, just a fast\nenough digital connection to the network of whoever owns the cabinet.\n\n18 months might just be too long ago, so your local cabinet might have\nmissed out on VDSL, or perhaps it is too far away from your house. A\nfriend recently got VDSL after his local cabinet was upgraded about 6\nmonths ago. I think his cabinet is about two houses away so he is\ngetting very good speed.