and which will get nothing at all.
It isn't yet seen as "nothing at all" - just that funds and plans haven't been set. Part of the reason is because the government seems to be negotiating over new state-aid rules with the EU; this held things up 6-9 months for phase 1 too.
As I may be able to put a 'community' submission to the helpful Onlincolnshire project team, can you suggest a couple of technical solutions which might improve upon the 'hardware-in-exchange' solution that it looks like we may well be lumbered with?
Strictly, the "usual" EO solution is a new cabinet located just outside the exchange - technical regulations prevent VDSL2 frequencies being used within the exchange, so you won't see a "hardware-in-exchange" solution without changing those rules.
Your best approach depends on how much of an independent cluster of properties you are, how many properties, and how the EO cables get to serve you.
A separate cabinet might be best, taking over the job of the old PCP for your village. These "all in one" cabinets have started to be used in Northern Ireland, where they are being used to cover villages that are a long distance from their existing PCP.
If your village is small (<16 premises), an FTTRN node might have been an idea - but BT seem to have given up on this technology (they've certainly given up on telling us about them, anyway).
But what's the betting that well before 2020 we'll all be saying 10mbps is inadequate and that we should all have access to 20mbps - and probably more.
That's a good question, but the answer probably relates to how much video we are watching, SD or HD, and how much that happens in parallel. Multiple teenagers/students will need more.
The 10Mbps figure comes from Ofcom studies, based on both the usability/experience offered to people on one hand, and the total monthly bandwidth used on the other hand. There seems to be a distinct threshold for both aspects at 10Mbps; people with speeds above 10Mbps don't seem to behave much differently until they get beyond 40Mbps.
Especially considering what so many people already get in many parts of the UK, and South Korea / Japan / Hong Kong / Switzerland etc, etc.
The rural parts of South Korea seem to be be getting broadband upgrades around 5 years after the commercial/urban parts. Yes, it is better than we get here - but the urban residents there also get better than urban residents here.
[And I've just realised that these top-performing countries all have populations that are highly concentrated in valleys and coastal strips are away from their significant rural but mountainous areas. I wonder where Wales and Scotland figure in the statistics?]
All countries have their focussed, urban, profitable, commercial areas - and the telcos of the world put most of their effort and resources into those areas. But the news reports of foreign broadband efforts, that we see in the UK , always seem to focus on what their best results are - but not on how the worst areas are.