I read reports about people in rural areas and the problems they have in getting fiber internet. There have been examples of villages taking control themselves and digging
a trench to lay the fiber cable. I did not think this was legal - perhaps they have an arrangement with Openreach.
As for myself I live in an urban area. All the other houses in my street can get fiber broadband. I live in a block of flats and cannot get fiber. So I find it difficult to understand why my neighbour living 10 yards away has fiber and I can only get A.D.S.L broadband.
I contacted Openreach and tried to find out what the problem was. They said that it
was not viable to or with their budget to provide fiber. They are saying that there is no infrastructure in place.
I understand that but this is my question to Openreach. Lets say the cost of providing the infrastructure costs £4000. And lets say that getting fiber is so important to me that I am willing to pay that £4000 or the amount that they are over budget. Do Openreach have a legal obligation to provide a service to me?
I tried to ask these questions of Openreach but they just will not answer my questions. I don't see any chance of getting fiber in the next 5 years or even the next 10 years.
There must me examples of other people in my situation who are willing to pay for the infrastructure. I wish it was easier to contact Openreach. It would be best it Openreach was split as was in the news recently.