Reply to post: Re: There is up to 80Mb down in my area via BT and FTTC....

Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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Re: There is up to 80Mb down in my area via BT and FTTC....

" the UK tax payer has been paying for BT's infrastructure upgrades since before it was sold "

That's not quite true. Post Office Telecoms was cash positive, it was a net contributor to the exchequer - in fact the growth of the network was constrained by too much of the revenue going into government coffers instead of being reinvested.

The GPO subsidised the taxpayer - not the other way round. State ownership of the industry (and Cable and Wireless too) was used to keep tax bills down.

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