Thank you for your supportive and helpful comments (!)
Pressure from a government provided petition is better than shrugging and doing nothing.
I share the views of many others in this area - BT are answerable to pretty much no-one when it comes to getting stuff done in a specific area. They are a lore unto themselves. The reality of "being answerable to shareholders" translates to "Do we have to actually spend money to make money ? Sod that for a game of soldiers".
What disappoints me is that this is an extremely dense area of population (lots of blocks of flats, etc), an area *you would think* BT would want to and could easily upsell fibre based services to. That they are not showing much of an interest suggests to me that they *do* need to spend a bunch of money to get fibre down here, and that that cost is high enough to put them off it for a while.
This suggests to me (as I've mentioned previously in the thread) that they did this on the cheap when they first put the lines in.
You wouldn't believe the amount of building work still going on round here, recession or not. They people buying those properties are young professionals and families, who I guarantee will be voracious broadband consumers.
I would like to live in any area which has pre 1990 housing, such as, say - Vauxhall. At least they got copper wires.
Edited by gavsdavs (Tue 24-Jul-12 21:34:33)