I wouldnt say it's fair to put the cost on us to change it either - they have the contract, they are the owners, they need to give us an alternative fro super fast broadband.
They do offer an alternative. openreach will run fibre pretty much anywhere you ask them to for a price. And therein lies the problem with talking about fairness. openreach is a business and as such it's allowed (and in fact because it's part of BT has a legal obligation) to make a profit. Now that's complicated by its license and its importance to 'the public good'. But still - EO lines are by and large functioning as originally intended and are not in any way faulty or badly installed.
So basically those poor sods on the end of an EO line are asking openreach to - fanfair please - upgrade
their line to support additional functionality.
They should not be asking (nor expecting) openreach to fix their line because there's nothing wrong with it.
It's an upgrade
and upgrading just about anything comes with a cost.
Edited by Andrue (Thu 18-Apr-19 15:54:35)