I don't trust Ofcom anymore
After trying to find out from them whether there are any companies that will reconnect a BT line and then offer line rental (lots offer line rental but you have to have a BT connected line).
When I asked them if they were at all concerned that the consumer does not have any choice in getting lines reconnected, they said 'No. Its a commercial decision taken by other companies not to offer reconnection'. I was rather shocked considering that they are concerned with telecoms being a free, fair and competitive market.
I phoned around Toucan, Tiscali, Talk Talk, etc and they all said that they weren't physically / legally able to offer reconnection services and if they could they'd love to.
Not sure who has their information wrong here but my opinion about Ofcom stands. They made it perfectly clear that they didn't care and they couldn't point me in the direction of anyone at Ofcom who may have even been *researching* the matter.