My street is newer. 'Apparently', there was a dispute between the builder and the company laying the cable relating to another site the builder was developing, hence, they never laid the cable in our street.
Residential addresses are allocated to street cabinets in line with local Postcodes when a section is built. The service tees from these houses therefore only go to this cabinet & cannot be connected elsewhere.
Adding addresses that are not part of that build section is usually avoided as it will inevitably cause capacity issues further down the line.
In short if you are not on a cabled street, you cant get a service even if an adjacent street can.
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV6), Talk Anytime Phone, VIVID 350, Virgin PAYG Mobile