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The Post Office has today completed its acquisition of ISP Fuel Broadband, adding 60,000 customers to its UK network. Prior to the migration, Blighty's Post Office had about 460,000 telecoms customers. ISP Review has reported that 180,000 of those are broadband subscribers. It did not disclose how much cash was splashed on the …

  1. SkippyBing Silver badge

    What now?

    'However, Capita was booted off the deal two years early after insiders said it missed a number of service-level agreements.'

    How's about the government learn a lesson from this?

    1. wolfetone

      Re: What now?

      "How's about the government learn a lesson from this?"

      Government, Councils, the BBC, all still dealing with Crapita.

      I'm starting to think these MP's and other officials have shares in the company.

      1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge

        Re: What now?

        "all still dealing with Crapita"

        In my experience they keep buying smaller service companies and integrating them into their borg collective. Its normally not good as they don't seem to actually want anyone's money from these companies they purchase.

    2. Slef

      Re: What now?

      It has!

      It has given further contracts in the justice field to G4S who were caught defrauding the Government (and ultimatly the British People) further contracts!

    3. smudge Silver badge

      Re: What now?

      Well it did say "next-generation network (NGN) broadband experience", not "service".

    4. Anonymous Coward Silver badge

      Re: What now?

      "How's about the government learn a lesson"


  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "they keep buying smaller..companies and integrating them into their borg collective."

    Because today's small competitor could become tomorrow's competent large competitor.

    Think of it as the "King Herrod" strategy.

  3. Ugotta B. Kiddingme Silver badge

    so after all these years...

    that urban legend warning me about the Postal Service "email tax" is about to come true?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: so after all these years...

      I'd be a lot happier to receive junk email if I knew it had cost the sender 50 pence to reach me, even happier if there was a revenue share so half the 50p went into my account.

  4. xXSwolGunzXx

    Why is the post office providing broadband?

    1. Anonymous Coward Silver badge

      The POST office

      How did you submit that comment?

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      1. Korev Silver badge

        Re: The POST office

        Do you think they'll GET that comment?

  5. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    I wonder is...

    Meredith Sharples, director of telecoms at Post Office, said: "The acquisition demonstrates our commitment to further growth in the telecoms business."

    ...they considered buying BT?

    It's rather ironic that the PO thinks it should be a telecoms provider considering the end result of the last time they dabbled in the industry ;-)

  6. PeterM42


    .....missed a number of service-level agreements.

    SURELY NOT??????

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