Re: Not all of London has 'superfast' Broadband
Swisscom has a telephone USO, to the best of my knowledge. In areas where there is fibre coverage, DSL and telephone services running over copper are deprecated (and, shortly thereafter, removed) along with copper infrastructure in the cabling ducts - making more room for fibre).
Swisscom recently wrote to me, telling me that as a fuddy-duddy ISDN user, I was going to have my service cut off by mid-2017, because they are ripping up all the copper infrastructure. If you want to have phone service, it needs to run over VoIP. (Deutsche Telekom already did this a couple of years ago.) In a few years, there won't be any copper infrastructure left, so Swisscom will need OTO port 2 in order to fulfil its telephone USO in the future.
The trains do indeed run on time in Switzerland - most of the time. Yes, there are sometimes delays here, too - but they are generally tolerated far less than they are in the UK, so they happen less often. (If that sounds hard to believe, consider that Switzerland now considers it a problem that there are now too many people using the trains - even with the long, double-decker trains that are now everywhere. That is a problem I'm sure most countries would love to have!)
There is also a planning mindset over here: The Swiss do not have a problem with splurging money on long-term infrastructure plans, as long as they make sense. FTTH is a typical example; the Gotthard Base Tunnel and various other tunnel projects (including one right underneath central Zürich), are all examples of other long-term infrastructure projects that have all been approved, usually by democratic referendum, without so much as a murmur.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is a particular example of planning: It was a 17-year project, and it came in under budget and ahead of schedule. Everyone talks of shaving an hour off the time to get from Zürich to Milan (well, once the Ceneri tunnel is also completed in 2020, anyway), but the real savings are going to be had with transporting goods. Just in terms of energy savings, not having to lug all that cargo up into the Alps (and back down again) will pay huge dividends - even centuries from now - regardless of what the oil price is doing.
At some point, oil is going to get a lot more expensive. When that does happen, those countries that have already wisely invested in long-term infrastructure will have a huge advantage over those that didn't. If you think about the situation critically, you don't really have a whole lot of time to faff around with FTTC.