Re: 24mbps wasn't even superfast in 2008.
Is that like when the government "can't afford" to fund the NHS or the Police, but can find a few billion down the back of the couch for the DUP or to bomb some muslims?
Having worked for a couple of companies that have contracted BT, I'm quite well aware of how ridiculously wealthy they are, and how much money they're happy to waste paying engineers to twiddle their thumbs while waiting for paperwork to approve requests. They could have been planning a full fibre rollout a long time ago. The simple reasons why they haven't are manager bonuses, shareholders, and good old profiteering. Instead we've got a stopgap (FTTC) and now a stopgap for the stopgap (g.fast). Other countries are laughing at us, they can't believe how poor our broadband is.