I believe the UK is also aiming to have broadband (2MB) available to every household in the UK by 2012, however I forget the exact details. I'm sure your standard rates will still apply, and you've also got to consider that the laying of all cables etc will come straight out of your taxes, and all the profits will be made by the ISPs.
... they're still going to get further with these kind of messages than anybody trying to advocate that they're wrong, simply because not enough newspapers or mainstream websites want to acclaim their mistakes. Average Joe simply doesn't care enough about IP laws, and this will always be the major problem we'll face until there is more legislation to oppress us further, or simply put... It's too damn late.