Re: "Not viable"
Yea, new competition cant really step up and do this... at least... Not at the same price point as BT.
Bear in mind that regardless of what service you use, there will be customers than a provider doesn't make money off of, and other whales that more than cover the lossy customers. BT could have easily been using the fat cat areas to fund those areas that were not "viable".
I would rather see the council put down ductwork large enough for multiple providers and rent that space out but I guess that's not legally doable.