Yes it is true! Fibre Broadband is coming into the Village and cohorts of 'Open Reach' engineers can be seen out at all times of the day wondering where they left their vans. When a cabinet has been upgraded they leave a sticker on the outside of the cabinet and I've noticed a few of these creeping closer to the village over recent weeks.
It looks like East Hanningfield Road is being upgraded currently, but where it will go next is anyone's guess. I suppose a lot will depend on whether they find their vans in time...