Good because G.Fast was only really a benefit for those living right at the cab who could already get the maximum 80/20 service.
The original plan for G.Fast was to install mini DSLAMs on the telegraph pole so that the copper only covered the last few meters, but when they changed this so that the G.Fast DSLAM was a pod on the side of the existing cabinet it ruled G.Fast out for people with longer lines. If I recall correctly I believe 500 Meters is the ultimate maximum that G.Fast can reach, and unfortunately a lot of people live a lot more than 500 meters from their VDSL cabinet so a lot of people wouldnt have been able to upgrade to it anyway so it seems like a right waste of money to develop
When Openreach said they plan on turning off Copper by 2025 they didn’t mean everyone having full FTTP.
What they want to do is have a similar TPON (Telephony Optical Network) like VM have now.
I was asked to trial it but couldn’t be arsed.
Really? .... I'd have snapped their hand off. 🙂