Being fortunate enough to live in an area with 50Mb broadband at home, and 100MB at work...
Being fortunate enough to live in an area with 50Mb broadband at home, and 100MB (that's 1000Mb AKA 1Gbps) at work...
I have to say three things, firstly, it's great that BT are trialling a product, and secondly, when the offer was put in on the house we have recently moved into, we'd already checked for it's broadband capability.
Thirdly, there are still some areas in the southern half of england where you can get a 3 bedroom house for under 120 grand in a Virgin "fibre optic" area, very near areas of outstanding natural beauty, and yet estate agents and home sellers don't realise the potential added value of living in an area like this.
If you need broadband, and you buy a house in an area without checking how good the broadband is first, then hard luck, you should have done your research.
On the other hand, if you live in an area you love and are unable to get decent broadband, I have a hell of a lot of sympathy for you, because i used to until very recently - but please bear in mind that businesses tend to be driven by profit, and in order to make high profits they need to have a target set of potential customers in a densely populated area, as that is where the rewards are higher.
IF you really want to facilitate the roll-out of fibre, get as many people as you can to petition your local mp on the issue, and maybe we could at least get rid of the fibre tax.