Rutland & Stamford Mercury coverage underestimated our estimated speeds. Should not have said 8Mbps.
Will be up to 24Mbps. Average in village will be 15-20Mbps. Compact village yes that helps.
So it was not misselling but undersold!
New Ofcom requirements say ISPs should only say what their "upto" speeds are if they actually can reach those speeds.
In Uppingham and Oakham (LLU) we have lines in sync at 25Mbps on ADSL2+ so we are happy to still say "upto" 24Mbps.
We have bonded ADSL2+ lines at some properties at 42Mbps but choose to still say upto 24Mbps so as not to be misleading.
BT did refer to us as a local monopoly when interviewed by the BBC. But customers in Rutland always have a choice - us or BT.
We are doing a UK FTTH deployment where, at our sugegstion, the village is protected from our monopolistic exploitation by written agreement - we cannot screw them with high prices in future. Whole village will be FTTH.
£30/month (we do not charge £35/month) is in our view good value for rural NGA including line rental.
We will shortly raise the 10GB/month usage limit to 25GB/month. TBH we are not even monitoring it yet - just there in T&Cs to protect us against potential network abusers.
Future of internet in our view will be PAYG - pay for data. Calls will be free. Possibly monthly rental too.
Multum in parvo