There are now 6 exchanges who appear to have 100% support for their exchange on the BT race to infinity website and there can only be 5 winners!
Is this voting really credible?
I know when I did some campaigning in my local area there were several people who will object to voting under any circumstances. Some thought they didn't want or need fibre and others simply wouldn't disclose their personal data on a website I can't believe the same doesn't apply to these areas. Not even 1 person has objected. Unbelievable!
- Not one person away from home for the whole period?
- All the exchanges got the last hundred votes in the last few days. Rather convenient that none of those people were away for xmas wasn't it!
It will be interesting to see how BT deals with this situation. They could enable the 6 exchanges but this would be unfair to other campaigns if 'cheating' has been going on.
Clearly the campaign league table was destroyed by apparent false voting. Is it really fair to other areas that played by the rules, and simply gave up in the face of such ridiculous voting patterns, to let the cheats win?
If it was just BT's money being used for the fibre roll out then if BT want to ignore the current situation on voting it is up to them. However the government is now putting money up for fibre roll out. BT will argue it is their money being used for 'winning' exchanges but difficult to justify this when public money is being invested at the same time!
P.S. I must declare an interest. I spent £250 of my own money on leaflets and posters locally as I thought avoiding my area being left out was important. I don't think anyone could claim to not know about the campaign locally . However most simply can't be bothered to vote as the campaign is so obviously flawed. I feel cheated by BT and feel like an idiot now wasting my money, and time, on a flawed exercise.
Edited by kenb (Thu 30-Dec-10 17:19:52)