Why is it that we keep hearing about this, when some of us are struggling with irregular speeds and poor customer service at the present time.
Most people have contracts suggesting 'upto' 8Mb, yet in reality they cannot achieve this, 'due to the existing poor and inadequate infrastructure', being provided via BT at present.
My particular case in point. My neighbours who are using the same package deal, as that of myself, seem to manage a regular 6Mb, yet I can only achieve (at one point) a maximum of 4Mb at its extreme best. Tiscali my ISP have supposedly tried all manner of things, without much satisfaction. This week (again) after 5pm I am down to approx 1Mb at low peak, increasing to perhaps 2.2Mb through the evening. Going back to customer services is becoming a repeat nightmare, which usually ends up with frayed nerves on either side.
Instead of Ofcom stating that there will be no barriers, perhaps they should turn their energies into investigating the complaints from the public or irregularities of the existing network and ISP commitments.
Rant over :O((