Reply to post: If the price is right?

UK.gov pushes ahead with legal right to 10Mbps

Pete 2 Silver badge

If the price is right?

> a legal right to minimum broadband speeds of 10Mbps

But that does not imply that the customers would get that speed cheaply.

If ISPs are forced to offer a 10 MBit/s product, there doesn't seem any sensible reason why they would be compelled to make a loss on it. So if it cost £1 million per mile to lay a cable out to a couple of houses in the middle of nowhere, who would pay for their "right" to high-speed porn?

As it is, almost every premises in the country could install a 10 MBit/s satellite internet connection. It would only cost them £20-30 a month. So it would appear that people's "right" to 10 Mbps has already been met.

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