These were my thoughts exactly… it’s private property so surely we don’t have to keep the equipment? It’s right by my front door so would like to get rid of it as soon as we’re disconnected ideally
With that arrangement of the BT cable duct it is very likely that you will end up with a wall box of some description in that location whoever you go with for broadband services.
Within the last year I had a BT fibre connection installed and their required outside box was L: 166 W:144 H:33 mm and grey in colour. Not exactly huge but not small either compared to regular outside BT connection boxes of the past. Example image towards the bottom of this page below of what BT installs outside for fibre
Have you actually used the VM services or are you giving up on the idea of VM based on the size of the box?
If you are still within your 14 day cooling off period after the VM service has been activated, you could maybe try out the VM connection for a short time and see how it performs and whether you like it or not. If you like the service, you could maybe try and find a way to accommodate the presence of the box by camouflaging it in some way (plants, planter, re-spray etc.)!
VM seems to do other colours of box as per images near to the bottom of this page
or is the size of the box the main 'obstacle' (so to speak!)