Respondents said average speeds should be at least 60Mbps
I'm curious as to why? What do most people do with that sort of speed? Does 4K TV need that sort of bandwidth? Surely the only reason for wanting that sort of bandwidth currently is downloading things. OK, I downloaded over 10GB of stuff yesterday (RHEL7.3 & a big service pack), but I wouldn't view my use as being that typical. I downloaded these over a ~35Mb link (it's an 'unlimited' link), I can't say that my life would be particularly improved if the link was 60Mb, not that I wouldn't be prepared to pay to get more BW.
How many video feeds do you need to stream into 1 house to use 60Mb?
In my case when FTTC rolled out in my area the first link clocked in at about 40Mb, a lovely jump from the previous ADSL2(?+?) at about 5ish. The moment I had a 2nd link enabled (I run bonded lines for HA reasons) the link fropped to sub 30Mb. I'm in the SE but not in London, we had FTTC before the various members of my family who do live in London and we weren't in the first wave of homes luckily enough to get it and our roll out was repeatedly delayed.
To get much better performance and probably to get 60Mb here with current technology they'd have to go to something like FTTP. We don't have anything like that because of stupid war between the house builders and the cable companies when my house was built. It was when the cable companies were digging up every street and laying free cable TV, but they tried to persuade the house builders that they should pay the cable company to lay on the wiring on the new estate, so the builders obviously refused to pay for something that everyone else got for free.
If the government want to help with the roll out of FTTP they should use the planning system. Refuse all planning for developments over a certain size (say 10 households) that don't include FTTP. That way there would be a lot of focus paid to getting the infrastructure to more parts of the country. You wouldn't get planning permission unless there was power, water and sewerage provision.