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BT Using Monopoly Position In Attempt To Water Down GovernmentPolicy

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Old August 7th 17, 11:49 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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On 30/07/2017 20:19, Stephen wrote:
I am surprised it isnt higher in the list than that
- maybe all those BDUK and the Scottish / Euro equivalents that spent
subsidy to drive the broadband rollout have made a difference?

The big issue for any commercial carrier including BT is that the
spend to build out the network is proportional to the scale of the
geography + numbers of people, but possible income is from the
fraction of the people there who go for broadband, so this isnt going
to make them money any time soon.

This area of Scotland has one of the lowest population densities of
- the Highlands & Islands is something close to the size of Belgium,
but the towns are sparse and the biggest only a few 10s of 1000s size.
Replace xyz with ntl to reply

I was told of someone who used to take a map of the British Isles to
meetings "down South". He had the Highland Council area cut out so he
could lift out of the map and place over England to show the scale of
the area.

Companies providing a service here have to remember the costs of
maintenance afterwards. A simple fault that might only take a couple of
hours (with travelling) to fix in an urban area, can take several days
with travelling.


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