, it's kind of a big deal
. So much of a big deal, in fact, that UK property search site Rightmove is said to be planning to list broadband speeds
as part of its standard information package for homes up for rent or sale. This would be done in partnership with BT, reports the Daily Telegraph
, though neither company is yet ready to make the deal official. BT would have little trouble providing the data in question since most of the UK is connected to its ADSL lines -- every ISP in the country outside of Virgin Media just resells BT's copper wire -- or newfangled Infinity
fiber optic services. Part of this new agreement will involve Rightmove displaying whether or not homes are capable of connecting to the newer, faster Infinity network -- which mirrors Virgin's efforts at informing people whether they're covered by its cable internet through deals with independent estate agents. Soon there should be no excuses for Brits getting stuck in a picturesque home with a grotesquely slow web connection.