I don't get it. They are running fibre to "ideally less than 250m" from every home knowing full well that one day, at some point, they are going to have to cover that last 250m with fibre. Just do it already. Get the governement on-board and do it. Upgrade the whole damn country and never have to worry about the state of the copper lines ever again.
Maintenance costs plummet and yes, the rollout will cost you an arm and a leg but you know what? You then become a first work country