Personally I doubt if I have a use for Ultra Fast Broadband and I certainly don't want to pay more than I am already paying. Mind you eventually I dare say there will be only the Ultra Fast available and then like all of us I will just have to pay up.
So enlighten me then what exactly will I want to do with this Ultra Fast thing then? Note I say want to do not able to do as I have a good idea of it's uses.
100mbps broadband is already available from Virgin Media and with the advent of non satellite TV from Sky, when all their broadcasts will be via Broadband, their will be even more pressure for higher speeds.
I agree with your general sentiment. I only get about 8mbps on my copper wires - no fibre in my road yet except Virgin. I do not like long term contracts and am awaiting fibre to the cabinet as an interim measure. My speed I enough for watching TV catch up, and for my normal surfing etc. I do not need gaming nor films, and there are rarely visiting grandchildren who may be heavier users. Therefore I am equally puzzled where the demand for speeds of 100mbps or more comes from. I suppose one day, TV may only come via broadband? I hope not. There should be a tariff so only those who want it pay the extra for it.
"...we are behind places like Romania and Israel, very poor do."
We are paying the price for being one of the first countries in the world to have a landline telephone network - old copper wires are everywhere, and the investment needed to roll out a 21st century upgrade is huge.
Back in the day, BT approached Margaret Thatcher's government with an offer to lay in a high-speed internet network connection to every home in Britain, provided the company could have the exclusive right to the connection for a specified number of years. It made perfect sense to me, but Margaret Thatcher was being courted by Cable and Wireless, and the opportunity was lost.
A superfast broadband network is all about money, lots of it, and of course successive governments have wanted private investment to fund it. Now that Openreach is trading separately from BT it can start pumping more money into a fibre network. We'll see what happens.