Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits
Will this actually happen though... I bet they do one county, run out of money, then forget about it....
Read the article. The government is subsidising the project. They're supplying the money to the constituents and then the local councils are responsible for the work.
It's not like they start on one end of the country and then go across.
Originally Posted by Console-hater
Yes, I still cannot get 100mbps service. I think I'm one of last exchanges to be upgraded for 100mbps. Their schedule doesn't even show the date for 100mbps, and according to them, I was upgraded to 1:10 upload recently, but I still only get 512k upload as opposed to 1mbps I should be getting.
But I mean the 10Mbps should be fine for almost everyone. A couple of computers or online gaming then up it to 20Mbps.
We have 50Mbps at home and it's brilliant being able to download 1GB in less than 10 mins but I don't mind waiting half an hour for it. So long as I can stream iPlayer without having to resort to downloading and watching it later and similar issues then I'm happy with the speed. There's a balance of enough and more than enough.
This advancement in speed from Virgin to 100Mbps will only really become useful in a few years time I reckon. But this will probably be slowed unless the rest of the country can catch up. Hence the desire to upgrade the country's infrastructure.