I was looking at one story on ispreview about FoD and it said it would cost around £38 a month, and an outlay of £2 per metre. From the figures of distance I am from the cabinet I'd be willing to pay that price. The only question mark would be is how much the Excess Construction Charge (ECC) would be.
I'm sure the people like us who take a greater interest in our connections than the average person could team up in some way to give BT or whoever the company was, more confidence in trialing, investing and promoting certain highspeed services in different areas.
Though the Internet as become more popular in the last 10 and 20 years, I still think the technical side is still seen as a bit geeky. Unlike in other countries were the Internet is a normal part of life, even in the US I was suprised at how non-technical/computer people used the Internet as a normal part of their day. Maybe its just part of our history in how our society looks upon things technical.
Demon => Freeserve => Pipex => Be => Sky => BT Infinity 2