No one ever could tell me why our area was downgraded. Does annoy me when there is talk of more speeds etc that's all.
Thought someone had told you there wasn't enough capacity to deliver 300Mb so, due to the bad PR from Watchdog and the upcoming changes to advertising where VM will have to ensure the median customer is getting full speed, not just the top 10%, the product was withdrawn until additional capacity had been added.
VM have swung the other way and are now refusing to release 300/350Mb even when it wouldn't be a problem.
Frustrating, but VM wouldn't be the first and won't be the last cable company that offers different speeds in different areas. Combination of paranoia, dodgy policy, not enough cash around to get things done and slow / [censored] implementation.
Even on business services it's the same story - 200/20 is as high as they go here, while in some areas there's adequate capacity to sell 350/35 or even 500/50.
Think they're hoovering up the worst areas and resolving those rather than pushing out maximum speeds.