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Standard User JohnR
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 30-Dec-18 15:38:06
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Re: Openreach monopoly and length of time to repair services


[re: ajd1] [link to this post]
 
But these are our choice not a necessity of our lives.

Lights can be controlled by switches, even timed ones.
Heating as you say via a timed thermostat.
Door bell, well just open the door and see who it is... Not at home, not a problem then. We have managed for years without video door bells smile


Relying on internet to work from home then, Pay for business service & have a back up option not relying on the same lines. So 4G or such.
Of course people want it as cheep as possible. So rely on std service.

Just how would the OP survive if power went down? While you may get compensation. If it's bad enough it can take a while to get up and running.

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Standard User BranH
(newbie) Sun 30-Dec-18 16:14:32
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Re: Openreach monopoly and length of time to repair services


[re: MCM] [link to this post]
 
Oh let me look

Virgin - not available
Gigaclear - not available
Hyperoptic - not available
Vodaphone fibre /llu - not available
Fixed wireless - not available
Any other LLU - not available
ADSL2+ - not available
ADSLmax by BT/Openreach available

Looks like a fixed line monopoly to me
Standard User steve195527
(learned) Sun 30-Dec-18 16:18:25
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Re: Openreach monopoly and length of time to repair services


[re: JohnR] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by JohnR:
But these are our choice not a necessity of our lives.

Lights can be controlled by switches, even timed ones.
Heating as you say via a timed thermostat.
Door bell, well just open the door and see who it is... Not at home, not a problem then. We have managed for years without video door bells smile


Relying on internet to work from home then, Pay for business service & have a back up option not relying on the same lines. So 4G or such.
Of course people want it as cheep as possible. So rely on std service.

Just how would the OP survive if power went down? While you may get compensation. If it's bad enough it can take a while to get up and running.

Seems he is on talk-talk business service from the initial post not the residential service?If you opt for the so called business services offered by some providers what actually do you get extra compared to the standard service if most of the network is controlled/repaired by Openreach?are they,Openreach, under any obligation to repair a breakdown faster or is it just the ISP who your with is obligated to TRY and get repairs done faster?as for relying on 4g as backup,our company uses O2 to send jobs to the epads we all use,that worked well a few weeks back when O2 went down,so how far to you take backups?do you have to have backup services for the backup services etc,I think we are all becoming too reliant on tech for our everyday lives,how has the human race survived so long?after all there were many 1000's yrs before the internet when things got done


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 30-Dec-18 16:35:09
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Re: Openreach monopoly and length of time to repair services


[re: BranH] [link to this post]
 
Looks like a fixed line monopoly to me

Because thatís where youíve chosen to live.

Standard User steve195527
(learned) Sun 30-Dec-18 16:52:55
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maybe they lived there before internet/telephone line became the norm?not all houses/householders are post the internet
Standard User kitcat
(experienced) Sun 30-Dec-18 17:57:38
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[re: steve195527] [link to this post]
 
Steve

Openreach sell a number of repair levels and the CP/ISPs buy the ones they want. They do not always tell the customer what level they have brought from OR.

It is highly likely that TalkTalk have sold a business service with a 2 day repair underlying service from OR making the business service look cheap or take a higher profit marking.

Other tiers of TalkTalk business may have the one day or even 5 hour repair but will cost more.

In other words you get what you pay for and need to read the terms of your service and ask questions if it is not clear. The OP obviously did not rate the higher service or just wanted the cheap package.
Standard User BranH
(newbie) Sun 30-Dec-18 18:03:39
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Broadband did not become available until after we'd move to the house. Some people forget that not everybody lives in town or city or moves every few years.
My choice is limited because there is only the monopoly provider and no one else wants to serve the area.
Standard User ggremlin
(experienced) Sun 30-Dec-18 18:25:05
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[re: BranH] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by BranH:
My choice is limited because there is only the monopoly provider and no one else wants to serve the area.
think yourself lucky that this 'monopoly' suppler is there to provide a service you so desire.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 30-Dec-18 21:05:17
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[re: steve195527] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by steve195527:
maybe they lived there before internet/telephone line became the norm?not all houses/householders are post the internet

Maybe, but then if it is so very important, as the OP is implying, then maybe they ought to move to where there is flexibility and choice.

Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Sun 30-Dec-18 21:51:41
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You clearly do not understand or know the meaning of the word monopoly.

Monopoly: the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service. "the state's monopoly of radio and television broadcasting"

Openreach has no exclusive possession or control, anybody who cares to do so can provide a connection.

Nothing is preventing any other supplier from sticking copper or fibre in the ground other than simple economics. You could even pay and have it done for you but I expect you think someone else should pay rather than make a contribution yourself.
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