I’ve had it confirmed to me by BT that the cabinet, my phone line is connected to, is not on the upgrade plan to FTTC. Nor are there any plans to upgrade it to FTTC in the near future. What I think this means is that BT either can’t or won’t upgrade the cabinet.
I don’t see them doing it anytime soon, so I will be stuck with a slow ADSL connection for the foreseeable and long term future.
There also doesn’t seem to be any real alternative either.