Research is being done so that EO customers can receive SFBB, nothing wrong with the quality of the wiring just how it runs. Plus many EO fed customers received an excellent ADSL service when many others who were cab fed at longer distances did not, swings and roundabouts i'm afraid
I know you are generalising in that statement^ however I get line faults every 3-4 months that cause my BB to lock out. BTO blame everything apart from their equipment. If it was exclusive to me I'd maybe see their point however when it happens to just about everyone in the street at some point they need to look at their equipment.
Due to BT Aluminium wiring legacy from 1992 we are stuck with a pap system. I don't stay in some remote area I'm in the alleged oil capital of Europe.