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Standard User techguy
(member) Fri 29-Apr-11 18:33:34
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Petition to nationalise telecom infrastructure


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I've started a petition on 38 degress calling for the nationalisation of the telecoms infrastructure currently owned and run by Openreach so that it can be run for the benefit of service providers and users.

If you'd like to sign it click here

Please let me be clear though this is nothing to do with thinkbroadband whatsoever and is just something I have set up myself.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Fri 29-Apr-11 18:41:24
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Re: Petition to nationalise telecom infrastructure


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ROFLMAO ! grin

Standard User RandomJointer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 29-Apr-11 20:05:21
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Re: Petition to nationalise telecom infrastructure


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Surely nationalising Openreach will line the pockets of BT Shareholders. What price are you gong to pay us. smile

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Standard User GMAN98
(committed) Fri 29-Apr-11 20:08:45
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Re: Petition to nationalise telecom infrastructure


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Good luck with that, I'm sure it will succeed just like the many internet petitions before yours did wink
Standard User JonRennie
(knowledge is power) Fri 29-Apr-11 20:59:06
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Re: Petition to nationalise telecom infrastructure


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Hmmm, I think I'll pass.

wink Comms is hard wink
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 29-Apr-11 21:26:18
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Re: Petition to nationalise telecom infrastructure


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It used to be nationalised, no choice, long waiting lists etc.

So how would it be run? Sorry to ask you for some real detail.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 29-Apr-11 23:29:58
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In reply to a post by RandomJointer:
Surely nationalising Openreach will line the pockets of BT Shareholders. What price are you gong to pay us. smile
A quid seems reasonable.



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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 29-Apr-11 23:33:16
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You should include the phone masts too.



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Standard User techguy
(member) Sat 30-Apr-11 00:25:20
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Re: Petition to nationalise telecom infrastructure


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Let me explain my thoughts.

BT are doing an incredibly bad job IMO of operating a critical infrastructure IMO (not rolling out broadband universally, removing tools from ISPs to allow them to perform proper diagnostics, I could go on)

Note that this is NOT a dig at the good folks maintaining the infrastructure day in and day out.

My idea is something administered by the state but works in practice like one of the Internet Exchange Points whereby the companies that provide services over the infrastructure pay into any own an equal share and it run for the benefit of all, not just where BT can make a tidy profit.

Virgin (ADSL) => Namesco => Newnet => O2 => Plusnet => Zen => Newnet => Zen Lite 8000
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Standard User craigglawson
(regular) Sat 30-Apr-11 01:32:58
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BT are doing an incredibly bad job IMO of operating a critical infrastructure


Evidence?


My idea is something administered by the state but works in practice like one of the Internet Exchange Points whereby the companies that provide services over the infrastructure pay into any own an equal share and it run for the benefit of all, not just where BT can make a tidy profit.


So who ever cheapens the service gets the most customers and there would be even less money to upgrade the network.
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