And still there is nothing south west of Glasgow as far as FTTC is concerned. Is this due to the lack of fibre connections from Glasgow to the likes of Kilmarnock and Ayr rather than an unwillingness to lay fibre in these towns?
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Probably that coupled with the fact many towns south of Glasgow (excluding the obvious ones - Dumfries, Ayr, Hamilton) have populations well below 40,000 (the three I mention still don't top 50,000).
It follows most exchanges will serve very rural communities meaning BT is unlikely to get a financial return for their investment.
This is also the case in many parts of England and most of Wales and NI.
Rural parts of England, Scotland, Wales and NI will need government subsidies to fund a fibre roll-out.
This is what happened in NI.
For England this is unlikely to happen on a wide scale.
Scotland & Wales get a pot of money from central government (and I guess it will upset many that 'central' means 'in London'
) and can spend it how they wish.
Wales chooses to go for free prescriptions (the English have to pay for theirs) and Scotland does the same (along with free crossings on ex-toll bridges, etc.)
Face facts; there's only a limited amount of money to go round, BT are unlikely to dip into their own pockets to roll-out fibre from exchanges they'll likely never see a return/profit and the Scottish government seems to favour free prescriptions and free travel across various toll bridges.
I guess those in Scotland who'd rather have fibre broadband in small rural communities (or in large towns where the nearest other large town is 50+ miles away) could petition their MP?
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