Yes it will be interesting to see who gains and who loses as a result of the targeting of Kijoma and other genuine commercial provider coverage areas by Openreach.
It is kind of complementary that they consider Kijoma worthwhile of this attention to be honest.
Your comment should leave a bad taste in many a mouth though to be fair, Especially those who run small businesses.
The summary of it appears to be "a highly profitable multinational company receives £Bn's of state benefits to compete with genuine commercial companies" .
I am sure this makes you feel really proud? The areas of the country who haven't benefited from your sponsors wonderous service for over 12 years may now be able to bask in the warm glow of constantly hiked line rentals and call centre hell just like everybody else.
Of course if they take up a Business service then they will gain a 24 hour fix time on line faults too.. well except if OpenReach happen to be busy or the right type of line engineer isn't available. Then it can be a week or more with no offer of compensation.
It has been more than noted that with state cash in hand, at least half of it from County tax payers such as myself/Kijoma that Openreach have used this money to target a competitor in West Sussex, not to target the people/businesses currently suffering the awful/diabolical OpenReach fed phone line based ADSL mess but those who already have a satisfactory option.
If this doesn't count as misuse of public funding then I would like to be informed of what it does classify as?
As for what it will do for Kijoma, not much really . The Openreach products of FTTC/FTTP have viability thresholds and distance/cost limitations that will only serve to create an even greater Have/Have not divide in exactly the same way as ADSL did all those years ago.
Are Openreach going to tap up the public purse to fit FTTC cabinets for every small hamlet in the country? I very much doubt this will work and DCMS are gradually realising this, as usual for gov departments though they always realise after they have blown the cash.
The potential effect of this benefit cheque driven "competition" though is real enough. Openreach may render it non viable for providers such as Kijoma to continue to provide a super fast service to the many areas that OR have no hope of ever providing to.
I can imagine Partial and all the other shills using social media/forums to push an agenda will have a party to celebrate if that happens.
Will the party be financed out of the public purse too? Hardly needs an answer does it.
Well done ..
Be interesting to see how Kijoma moves forward now that BT, Sky and TalkTalk are moving in to their core areas via BDUK.