Re: Lets Cap all Senior BT Management and Politicians.
The biggest reality check you need is how quick 330Mbps services will be the 'norm' / expected service level by subscribers and how little leeway BT will have with FTTC over copper going foward and the flak they get will be a lot worse than today, when People/Companies can't compete against Countries with a real Fibre Networks.
Once you have a UltraFast 1Gbps+ connection and have to go back, boy, do the complaints start.
'The let's get rid of Copper' enthusiasts have fought backward looking People like you for years and years.
I heard the same with ADSL roll-out, from Regional Development Agencies - 10 years ago. Remember vividly been told 'There is no chance a small little market town will ever get ADSL, its just not needed, no one is interested'.
This is by people that are supposed to be forward looking business types FFS.
Look at it now, everything delivered online, by Amazon and others. Order 10pm, get at your door 9am next day. Everyone in my road using either ADSL2+/VDSL2+ 80/20 Broadband (even the technically illiterate ones), wondering how they ever coped without it.
BT have 'kept their hands in the pockets' resisting change, every single time from:
28Kbps Dial up PAYG,
to 56Kbps Dial up PAYG,
to 56Kbps (Unlimited),
to 64Kbps ISDN,
to Bonded 128Kbps Home Highway,
to 512Kbps ADSL,
to 2048Kbps ADSL,
(avoided 'expensive' Syncronous SDSL Networks, saying not required for consumer use)
to 8192Kbps ADSL,
to 24Mbps ADSL2+,
to 40Mbps VDSL (BTInfinity),
to 80Mbps VDSL2+ (BTInfinity2).
And so on, always saying the next higher speeds aren't needed, taxpayers need to fund this, if we are to move forward.
Adding in traffic shaping / network management as these services launched, its the same approach everytime, holding back the tide of change, heavily advertising the older technologies like Home Highway, at the time 512Kbps ADSL was launching. BT have to be dragged kicking and screaming everytime to the next logical step, always looking for handouts, saying its just not competitive to invest (yet reaps most of the 1Bn+ profits once the taxpayer stumps up the cash)
As said, Copper is not a solution to lines of more than 250m in length, in terms of Ultrafast 1Gbps+ Services, so why are we spending vast amounts on a dead end copper based technology, that can't make the leap to faster network speeds without been ripped out, to start the process again (and all the upheaval that entails), it won't be seemless.
We were told FTTP 6 years ago was coming by BT to an exchange for areas on the outskirts, everytime the ball has been kicked back into the grass, in the hope the FTTrN / FTTdP is the 'golden solution' to this problem, when its still on the drawing board.
BT covering the bases, hovering over the dead carcass of their copper network, in case anyone decided to think about laying actual FTTP, in the same way B4RN has been successful.
Why is BT replacing end of life Copper with Copper.
Why is BT been sneaky, replacing Copper lines with 0.9mm copper to 'just meet contract specs' , for longer lines, rather than do the right thing as part of the Superfast Broadband Programmes and install Proper Fibre, which was the clearly the point of the programme. (That's just pure public deception)
Why isn't their a programme, where streets that are due to have their Poles/Circuits replaced, are upgraded to true Fibre. Why is the taxpayer having to subsidise this twice?
There is only one person deluded (stuck in the past) round here and it ain't me.