Who will win the BDUK's beauty contest? Today may be the day

There are times when one wishes the telephone was really broken. It has been ringing off the hook today, with rumours that Chancellor George Osborne and/or communications minister Ed Vaizey will sweeten the bitter pill of budget cuts with news of the three counties that BDUK will support in their pilot next generation broadband roll-outs.
Well, guess what I’m doing at 12.30.
To be sure, it’s been a while coming. Everyone expected the announcement a week ago. But it appears that politics and lobbying may have changed a few decisions in the mean time.
If it is today, great. Then we can all go back to figuring out how the rest of us are going to scrape together the loot for a decent high speed link.