Thanks to Costas Troulos who seems to be more on the ball than I am (or maybe he just had less backlog when he came back from holiday. Yes, that must be it!) I found out about two new excellent resources:
Pauline Rigby is an erstwhile editor of the now defunct FibreSystems and she has started her own blog now that the publication is no more. It features her thoughts on the industry, as well as specific reflections on the UK situation and articles previously published in FibreSystems.
FTTxtra defines itself as a magazine focusing mostly on the vendor/equipment side of the NGA story. John Bartell who writes it is an industry veteran. There's a lot of content in there, although unlike John (and Costas) I find the layout very confusing and very not intuitive. But I guess this gets down to personal taste.