I live in Watford. When's that coming my way? It's hardly a small, rural town.
Last time I checked, even VDSL (FTTC if you're lucky) only got me something like 4 down and 2 up in my residential street (there's an awful lot of 4G wifi routers in the local airwaves!).
Ofcom/BT say no FTTP for my entire street and surrounding areas, only VDSL.
I wouldn't mind but I could hit the town centre with a rock if I threw it hard enough from an upstairs window.