I quite agree with the WISP from Scotland, We operate "down south" as a Wireless Provider and operate entirely commercially without any assistance but plenty of hinderance from the BDUK process.
Why the government are now touting Satellite as the solution is bizarre and shows how effective the lobbying against Fixed Wireless has worked.
Satellite does in no way threaten fixed line telephone services, so for BT's bosses this would be the preferred "competitor" if there was to be any.
They can be assured that later on when they put something else into the affected areas that it will be better than satellite and the good old copper wires would still be there and in use, so regaining customers with minimal investment.
Fixed Wireless on the other hand does pose a threat to fixed line phone revenues / line rental . There is no need for a phone line and VoIP has considerable advantages , including ditching the ever increasing line rental altogether.
Same for private / independent FTTP solutions like B4RN .
If that was allowed to gain traction then the dependence on the openreach lines would shrink at an exponential rate, especially in rural areas where such infrastructure is poorly maintained and prone to poor quality and regular failures.
Of course the governments need to spy on Internet traffic means the likes of GCHQ are probably keen to have a single broadband/phone infrastructure provider as it makes their life easier for them.
At the moment all the BDUK process has generated is uncertainty for those genuine commercial operators with no parasitic dependence on BT wholesale when it comes to deciding where to invest in new networks and expand current ones.
The public accounts committee recently asked BT if they knew where they would NOT be providing a service with their current benefit cheque, they answered they knew. When then asked if they would provide that information they said no and that was it ..
This is the same situation that occurred for ADSL ~15 years ago, the government never learn.