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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 01-Feb-17 18:49:13
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BT should have invested more in better broadband


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The chairman of BT’s network division Openreach has admitted that the telecoms giant has underinvested in broadband for several years, in comments that are likely to fuel public anger over slow internet speeds and delayed repairs.

In a significant departure from the company line on how much it spends on upgrades and maintenance, Mike McTighe said BT should have put more money into its network.

Mr McTighe, a telecoms industry veteran appointed as Openreach’s first chairman in November under reforms of the unit by BT, said he would seek to invest more “in the ground” to improve Britain’s connectivity.

He added: “Should that have been done a few years ago? Of course. But we are where we are.”

The admission is likely to add to City speculation that BT will unveil an increase in network spending and the number of homes that will be fitted with a full fibre-optic connection. Such links are capable of ultrafast speeds and more reliable than existing copper telephone lines.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 01-Feb-17 20:03:43
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Thanks. The full article proved well worth a read smile.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Feb-17 01:24:34
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Yeah, definitely interesting.

Having read the story, and applied 20:20 hindsight, I guess you'd expect an Openreach chairman to come out and say things the BT Group bosses wouldn't like. How else can he prove some modicum of independence?

I must admit that I thought the idea of more FTTP had surfaced slightly earlier...
BT Hints at a More Widespread FTTP Rollout

On top of the Telegraph story, there's worry about the pension too...
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/openreach-stalemat...


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Standard User zom22
(member) Thu 02-Feb-17 08:58:59
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And I call for line rental to increase significantly to pay for the upgrades and the pensions problem.
...oh, no...sorry
I think I'm on the wrong forum.
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Standard User huwwatkins
(committed) Thu 02-Feb-17 09:17:45
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As someone still on a 20CN exchange - I'd pay more for a faster connection.
Standard User AndyHCZ
(committed) Thu 02-Feb-17 09:18:52
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Not sure what you mean here because wholesale line rental costs (i.e. what Openreach charge) have fallen year by year.

In 2010, the wholesale cost was £10.37 (inc VAT) per month and in 2017 it's £8.67 (inc VAT) per month.
Standard User AndyHCZ
(committed) Thu 02-Feb-17 09:19:21
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Which exchange are you on out of interest?
Standard User godsell4
(member) Thu 02-Feb-17 09:25:32
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Yep, 20CN Only and Market1 exchanges are way behind.

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Standard User huwwatkins
(committed) Thu 02-Feb-17 09:28:56
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Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Thu 02-Feb-17 09:39:06
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In reply to a post by huwwatkins:
As someone still on a 20CN exchange - I'd pay more for a faster connection.


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