Why can’t I get Cable when the man holes are everywhere

I was walking with Sprout last night and noticed different service man holes covers everywhere, not sure why I did not notice them before.

They were not BT ones they were CabelTel, which went onto be NTL and now virgin.

so looks likes my area was cabled but not to the house… does anyone know why? Did they run out of money? would BT be using this cable for their “SuperFast” broadband?