One would hope..
One would hope that it is OFCOM's aim to bring the code in now, and let it bed down before it becomes a requirement.
As mentioned in the article (which I must go back and rate), I do hope OFCOM take the following steps when they review these 'volantary' codes.
1. Independant Speed Tests.
2. Uptime Tests.
3. Strong Limitations on advertisment, so you can not call your offering 'unlimited 24/7 broadband at upto 10Mbits for only £12.00/month' if you do not get 98% uptime, 75% of the bandwith on average, no speed throteling or additional charges.
4. Make a clear statment of what 'fair use' means. I belive if you mention a limit on DL's or what throteling there is upfront, then if you user excceds or meets these they have reached the limit of fair use.
5. Give BT a kick in the teeth and remove the damm monopoly from them. And change the new companys name from BT what ever to somthing else.
6. Give strong 'phorm' type guidance, i.e. you must mention things like it upfront, and make them opt-in only. (unless you take the offer of cheap BB by signing away your privacy, so long as there clear I am ok with this i.e. they do not change your contract 1/2 way though).
I don't know about other readers opinions but I am fed up with weak supervisor only bodys that can do, or do nowt. They alwas seem to listen to the industry and support there calls though.
-a huffy person.
NB: please forgive any spelling guffs, I was in a rush when writting this.