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Vaizey: Legal right to internet access, sure. But I'm NOT gonna die on the 10Mbps hill

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You have my sympathies Joe but I can see why BT would not want to spend £30000 getting a phone line to you. They probably don't want to spend £8000 getting the line to you either but are compelled to do so by the USO. There is talk in the press of BT having to open its poles and cable ducts to competitors. When that happens I guess the USO gets revoked and it's pretty much a given that no competitors will want to give you a line at a huge financial loss to themselves either. Unfortunately for you this means that unless you are really minted (in which case I would have to withdraw my opening remark about sympathy) you are only going to get a data connection when/if the low earth orbit low cost internet satellite constellations become a reality.

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