We have recently found out that a BDUK funded project has commenced to provide broadband to our rural community. My understanding is that Government fund the supplier to lay cables, erect wireless transmitters/receivers and tag onto existing BT/other infrastructure.
Once the infrastructure is in place, as potential customers do we HAVE to use one supplier or is there an option? Is it a case of signing up to an effective monopoly or having to put up with super slow BB?
What is to stop the supplier raising prices, given the customers don't have another option.