right i think i know the answer to this but was wondering if Andrew could clarify this basically was wondering when fttp hits everywhere as some people don't have a need for a phone and have a laid fibre to home will we get hit with the dreaded line rental which only ever seems to go up every so often.
also if this is the case which i suspect we will to 'maintain' there free supply of income, why do they not offer to sell you the line and pay for when it does go wrong like a car breaks down you goto the garage, put in its most simplest form.
Because atm seems you have to pay at whatever they dictate (is it cost against %of profit they are required to make even if they have a more reduced market e.g. people can't afford or people switch to virgin, so the bills have to go up?) the price they set some suppliers let you pay year in advance which seems to save you a £5 a month but how is that worked out is it openreach pricing or the re-suppliers.
and yes i know fibre costs are huge against copper i just begrudge paying huge proportionate line rental when actual broadband cost is half the line rental e.g. line rental £14.50 against £7.50 broadband supply
surely this huge inbalance of charges needs looking at maybe by office of fair trading or am i being unfair here and their costs are fair and fully justified?
if you could clear up how it is going to work with this new product many thanks