Why is the UK so backwards with broadband?
The UK is a country where broadband penetration is relatively high, right? So how come none of the providers actually provide anything higher than 4mbps, on a good day?
Over here in France, often considered the backwater of the Internet (and not for nothing since France Telecom severely crippled development of the Internet in France while pushing their "minitel" well into the late '90s), I've had 10mbps since early 2005 if I recall correctly. For the past few days I've been enjoying a 23mbps DSL connection and could have done so as much as a year ago. All of this without an unbundled local loop in this area.
BT's 24mbps connection to be rolled out next month is old hat. The technology has been around for ages. Why has it taken them so long to deploy this?