The BBC show Rip Off Britain is running a series of live programmes this week, and today they will include broadband speeds as one of their items and will have a Government Minister to tell us all about broadband.
Watch it live, or catch up later using the BBC iPlayer or rush over to a TV if your broadband is too slow. The broadband segment featuring Ed Vaizey MP was featured in the first 15 minutes of the show for those wanting to re-watch on iPlayer.
In summary after watching the show, no single TV programme was going to solve the worlds broadband problems and while Ed Vaizey may have given a politicians answer with the fact that the BDUK programme is taking time to deliver. Ironically some of the problems with the transparency, costs and clarity over the roll-out is because the rushed programme started to operate before the market led roll-outs had completed and in a traditional market sector market failure would have only been announced a few years after the roll-out ceased. The concurrent roll-out alongside the commercial programmes in 2013 though has largely given way to almost all new fibre cabinets being part of a BDUK programme. The combined total of live fibre cabinets is thought to be around 57,000 at this time.