Re: Yet more claptrap
The very vast majority have had a speed improvement from the rural broadband programmes to date, so perhaps a little unfair to say that there are problems "everywhere" simply because there are problems for you.
There is a solution for those EO lines - they either go straight to FTTP, or Openreach has fitted a cabinet (either a normal copper cab or one with the FTTC equipment built in) to allow it to go to FTTC.
Some councils are better than others at least. Cornwall did a very good job, both on the percentage of Openreach FTTP and on solutions for those in the EO bucket.
Are you supposed to be covered by Gigaclear? Maybe this is why Openreach are showing little interest...