Makes me wonder....
If this is just an eyewash.
BT has hit out at Ofcom over its plans to tighten control of pricing of the national telco's wholesale Ethernet services outside London and Hull by describing the decision to regulate high speed data links as a "mistake". The move came as Britain's communications watchdog notified the European Commission of its proposals to …
....its just the way BT is. To be honest BT are the problem with the market imho. They drag their feet. ADSL took agrees because they thought ISDN was the future. Then speeds were slow for much longer than they needed to be. Fibre is taking too long to get to market across the *majority* country.I'm one of the lucky ones but work with people who are still stuck on 5mb ADSL services.
BT need a kick in the arse. They fail to realise if they behaved better they wouldnt get so regulated. It's a bit like my bloody kids fighting over the TV. If my son shared a bit better my daughter would make a lot less fuss and I wouldnt need to get involved and lay the law down to my son. He doesn't get it either ;)
How is forcing BT to reduce prices by RPI-11 going to encourage other operators to enter the market? Wouldn't it be better to let BT charge what it likes, as a way of creating an opportunity for a lower-coast operator to step in? All OfCom is doing is to ensure that BT has a low-profit monopoly, that doesn't seem helpful.
Newcomers to hard-line telecoms? You're optimistic!
With the government's tax system on optical fibre links the small guy gets the most squeezing. With no finalised system for sharing ducts and poles, how would a new operator even begin to invest in new Infrastructure?
BT want more money than Dr Evil just to hook up people with fibre, so are we being realistic with this idea that we can have effective competition with telecoms in the UK? The best you'll get is Virgin Vs BT. Virgin are in monstrous debt from their existing deployment and leave a significant proportion of people unplugged.
The UK is a hostile environment to telecom start-ups. One would almost think it had been engineered so too.
"highly competitive" means that we have to pay 35% more for our 1Gb fibre tail than we would if we were 7 miles down the road where there are competing suppliers.
Why do you think BT moves so quickly to shut down any move by competitors to setup shop in areas where it's the only game in town? It's all about protecting the prices they're allowed to charge.
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