In addition to Oliver's comments, I suspect that the majority of users are sat5isfied with ADSL.
If I remember correctly, OR/BT announced recently that only about 17% of the subscribers/lines in the VDSL coverage, have actually upgraded to VDSL.
Certainly that seems in line with what I have observed with the local PCP & FTTC combination.
The PCP has a capacity of around 300 lines (not had a definite answer); and those seem to be fully taken up over the many years.
The FTTC has a back-plane of 288/300 depending on how you count them.
At present, it only has 96/100 (Double-) Links from/to the PCP.
Over the 11 months that the FTTC has been operational, the PCP has only been opened about once per month, presumed for VDSL Upgrades as prior to the FTTC being installed, it was only opened about once or twice per year.
In my own case, I upgraded from a very satisfactory ADSL2+ to VDSL (40/10), to make sure that I did have VDSL access, assuming at the time, May/June 2014, that there would be a rush to upgrade.
I hope to have a word with the technician when I next see the PCP opened, as talking to two OR lads elsewhere, it appears to be very easy to get a VDSL Upgrade count in the PCP.
They also concurred that their experiences would not disagree with that 17% upgrading.
Regarding this forum, we are in degree "self-selected" by having an interest in the subject.
Edited by eckiedoo (Wed 18-Feb-15 18:10:15)