Here's another article from The Register today, by Kelly Fiveash who looks at the Telco/broadband market.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08...oadband_speed/

It appears the rural divide is widening substantially, according to Ofcom. The government appears still to be in denial that they will meet the 2015 target of 90% of UK homes having "superfast" (whatever that means - pick your own definition!). Hints of acceptance are appearing as the new target appears to be 95% by 2017 - but wait, there's more ... no, actually, there isn't.

Enjoy,
--Rob.