So BT is whinging about it's American equivalent, diddums.
Folks in the UK tend to expect low prices because they hear about other countries having maybe 100 Meg or 1 Gig fibre for 10-15 dollars a month which is seen as low though of course may not be if taking into account an exchange rate.
The difference is of course these governments sunk money into fibre backbones and infrastructure, what did we spend it on, oh yeah big tents and the Olympic games.
BT has been allowed to do what it wants pretty much.
Watchdog did of course highlight the silly situation with Openreach which is now accountable to nobody.
Isn't it time for it to be forcibly removed from BT Group and become mutually owned by all the service providers just like the London Internet Exchange.
Virgin (ADSL) => Namesco => Newnet => O2 => Plusnet => Zen => Newnet => Zen => Freeola => Vivaciti (using O2 Wholesale DSL) => Xilo (C&W Wholesale) => Xilo (O2 Wholesale)
Router: Billion 7800N
Note: I don't lay turf for anyone. astro or otherwise, all views and opinions expressed are my own based on experience.