lol 300Mbps... 3rd world speeds.
Alas the UK had a missed opportunity in the early 1990s; BT offered to lay
fiber just about everywhere (total cost 12 billion), if the govt covered half
the costs, but the govt of the day declined, so nothing happened. Since then
UK services have always been kinda behind the curve. When my VM (Telewest
at the time) service was 4Mbit, I knew someone in rural France who had 20Mbit,
and they were provided with more than a dozen static IPs to use - in the UK,
even today, obtaining static IPs is a lot more expensive.
I remember ages ago the Japanese govt stated they wanted 100Mbit to
all homes by 2010. No idea if they achieved that, but it certainly seems
like Far East & Asian nations, especially South Korea, appreciate the
importance of moderns coms infrastructure. I don't know about the rest of
Europe, but in the UK it's always dragged out by arguments over who will
cover the initial costs (same as every other infrastructure row).