I can't help it. You do come across as if you're living in Amish Britain at times.Nick Cooper 625 wrote: There's no need to be facetious
So 76% are HD-capable? That's quite a convincing majority, wouldn't you say?The Ofcom figures show that 24% are still using solely non-HD kit
No, I haven't been paying attention. But that wasn't the point you were trying to make about broadband, was it?Well, if you have been paying attention you'll know that I live in inner London, not out in the wilderness, and obviously we do use catch-up services and the occasional bit of other streaming, but it's definitely the minority of our viewing
You said "Even so, the news today was full of stories about those who don't have a fast broadband connection, and that can mean as much isolated rural communities as the centre of cities, even London".
You were clearly talking about availability of broadband connections fast enough to be used for VOD. As I pointed out, 2Mb connections aren't even considered fast, never mind superfast, yet they're good enough for DTT-quality VOD, and they are available to 97% of UK households.
Sure, whether households choose to use them for VOD is a separate issue. But for the massively overwhelming majority of households, there is no infrastructural barrier. The option is there if they wish to use it.