Re: @DougS Fiber backhaul to cell tower
>You are conflating cost, return on investment and a host of other items here.
No, I was simply referring to cost (to BT) and how those costs can be attributed to an individual line(*). How BT goes about reclaiming those costs is another matter. Thus I don't dispute that BT (or any other provider) will charge what they like for dedicated services, just that BT is likely to charge more because the directly attributable costs are higher.
>So there is a great return on supplying 1 single line of fibre in the ground.
For a client, just had a quote from BT for providing 100/100Mbps service over the 20+ year old copper local loop, no new cable just new boxes at each end, laughable the price they are asking - so there is still a great return on re-using pre-existing copper infrastructure.
>20 years ago I had 40-42Kbps on dial-up, which people tend to forget when talking about their needs "today"
and 20 years before that we had 9.6kbps on dial-up, totally agree with the sentiment.
(*) Although I accept BT can at times be sharp, a few years back BT effectively told the neighbouring village give us £80k and we will FTTC enable your cabinet, the village didn't and now has FTTP service from Gigaclear...