Yes I have gas and mains sewer - however - if I didn't have gas I could easily get an alternative fuel type that is only a little more expensive and thus be able to heat my house as fast as you can in the burbs.
If I didn't have mains sewer then I could get a very sustainable and cheap to run sewage system and shit as fast as you do in the burbs.
There is no cheap alternative for fast broadband that I am aware of. So without fibre to cabinet I cannot surf as fast as you in the burbs.
Anyway, so it was clearly viable to lay water/sewer/gas/electricity/phone to my place - so the only reason BT don't want to lay a fibre cable is that they can't see a fast profit in doing so and therefore want to squeeze more profit by getting the government to pay.
Don't get me wrong georgeclooneylookalike, I am not totally averse to paying more for my broadband, and like everyone else here I don't think that the proposed tax is the fairest option but I do see broadband as much as a right as the ability to receive TV for which I pay a huge tax. Only I see broadband as much more important as it could be a major driver to our economy which is already in need of some serious investment.
Yes broadband really is important to me. I use it extensively for work - play - socialising. I see it as the infrastructure to a better economy for the UK - so if the tories cannot come up with an alternative then Yes. It is worth changing my vote. Unfortunately I cannot see any other differentiators when it comes to my vote.
So I appreciate your views george, but please understand mine.