Still down here on Grierson road since 14th April. No sign of anything changing, apparently we will get an update next week, but the people that call you from BT are just reading out whatever notes Openreach have left, which is often very minimal.
The first engineer that came round said that there was an issue all around Forest Hill with legacy cabling/equipment being used (couldn’t quite remember the full details). He said it would probably be over a month before it was fixed (and lo and behold he was right).
We signed up to BT Halo (as soon as our internet went down), which was an extra £4 a month. Was a bit reluctant to pay extra for their fault, but it means you get unlimited data on your BT phone (as part of their “Broadband backup” feature). Apparently we we still get the £8-a-day compensation, so we should be covered for the extra cost.
We’ve been tethering from our phones for work, which is as-quick as the fibre line was. We use the mini hub for other wifi devices like our Nest thermostat and speakers etc. Occasionally we use the mini hub to stream to our TV, but never ever BBC! Works fine with Netflix, Now tv, etc.