Predictably my earlier writing has caused me to be on the receiving end of a few queries regarding my impartiality.
These are easily answered in one hit.
Do I work for BT?
Have I ever worked for BT?
Do I work for a competitor or partner of BT?
Have I had any involvement with BT?
Yes. As a customer, Openreach deliver the line to my home, and as part of the Fibre for Middleton superfast broadband campaign.
However I also did much the same with Virgin Media even though I personally couldn't benefit.
So what's in it for me?
More what's not in it for me. I am utterly convinced, and there is copious amounts of evidence, to suggest that if Ofcom decide BT Group should divest Openreach there will be a political and legal, err, 'excrement storm' which means the chances of us, our immediate community, and many others of getting ultrafast broadband this side of 2020 go from possible to zero.
I have no idea whether this area is on the list to receive the upgrade or even if there is a list yet, however structural separation ensures there won't be a list for years.
Platitudes about competition won't deliver smooth 4k video alongside other Internet usage simultaneously to this or any other household; G.fast and FoD 2 will.