I decided to upgrade to FTTP a couple weeks ago, and spent them reading these forums about how routers were not delivered and engineers not turning up and phone lines being disconnected.
After seeing so many of these posts I wanted to give feedback of my upgrade experience.
I scheduled an engineer visit today in a PM slot, and the engineer arrived 45 minutes early.
Within half an hour everything was fitted, and got a successful connection.
Apparently Openreach are no longer immediately removing copper lines on a fibre install, as they left mine intact in case I needed it. I was still connected to plusnet on my old router while the new one installed for testing had connected.
Both of them got given my original static IP, so I don't know how that would work.
Anyway, I removed the old hardware, configured my homebrew router for PPPoE (thanks to those who answered me in the other forum post), and it all connected with no hassle.
I did a speed test and can already see the line is configured properly, and this is within 60 minutes of the engineer knocking on the door.
So I wanted to thank plusnet/openreach for a pleasant and easy upgrade.
It actually is overhead, and there are two cables to the house currently.
A span of maybe 5 metres above a pretty busy road.
The phone line has already been 'disconnected', as in the number no longer works, but there is a dial tone.