What is it, a year (if that) into the proper roll out?
Look at where ADSL was back in 2001 at the same stage. In a few years everyone will be using a FTTC or FTTP based product and ADSL products will be obsolete.
All this talk of "no one really needs it" or "i want it but can't get it" is short sighted and short termism.
Andrue makes an assertion that "5mbit ought to be enough". Do people not learn that speed in itself is irrelevant? If there are services out there that make use of greater speed then greater speed is desirable. At the moment I reckon most people can do what they like on something around 12-15Mbit but speeds will only continue to rise as technology advances. I'm sure in 2003 Andrue probably pimped 1Mbit as enough...a few years down the line and that speed is cause for vociferous complaints from those unlucky enough to "only" be getting it.
As it'll take BT a few years to do this roll out it'll soon become the benchmark with people say "30Mbit is probably enough" and "why would you need 100Mbit?" and so it continues.
BT is installing all over the country in areas that have VM, those that don't. Big cities and dormitory towns, town centre and outskirt. It's simplistic to try and label the rollout as focusing on areas of a particular type - they might just happen to be the areas with the most people.
Edited by orly (Tue 19-Apr-11 02:28:47)