Not just the sticks
Somewhat blinkered report me thinks.
As someone who works in London, but lives in the sticks - let me say how much national broadband would also save. I would love to start up my own company and take on a few staff nearby - but there is no chance of that. 512k connections just aren't enough for people to work from home, video conference into clients and to be effective office workers. The Olympics are showing us that - we Government staff are banned from London for the duration and it's proving a strain to work from our various alternate bases.
Want cheap affordable housing in London ? Well unless people can work in the other parts of the country - then your prices will stay over priced.
Tell you what, we'll swap you some of our water for your broadband..... What do you meant there should also be water available to all around the country too ?