Sorry, no, I don't buy that. BT was a monster compared to the smaller minnows who did go ahead anyway and started to roll out fibre connections over a decade ago. I am the recipient of one such and even today (TODAY for goodness' sake) BT would not be a able to give me the bandwidth (~212 Mbits real world) I enjoy today because one enterprising company started the process.SysExJohn wrote: ↑Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:24 amRather late to come back to this thread, but here goes WTH.jima wrote: ↑Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:26 pmThis is the 'Don't get me started' forum isn't it? Yep, OK, just making certain because those two little letters B and T do really get me started. I have said it before many times - BT is totally and solely to blame for the appalling state of broadband in this country. Their protectionist and Luddite attitude going back three decades and more means we are now years behind the curve. I really feel for Derek and others in a similar situation. It should not be possible for someone on a camel in the Sahara to get a better bandwidth than in Wales for goodness' sake!
I haven't dug into the real story behind it yet but splitting OpenReach off looks like a good move on the surface. I don't think that means that BT will lose their top three position in my little black book any time soon, mind you lol
Sorry Chris - to the OP - I completely agree about your end credits stance. I'd rather not have them than just a miniscule unreadable sidebar on the screen. Of course, what cable channels et al. do to chop bits out all over the place to make space for advertisements beggars belief.
Actually, it's not BT that's to blame for the slow roll-out of fibre.
BT offered the government then in power to start the roll-out of fibre across the country, but needed significant funding in order to do that.
So, as usual, one can blame politicians for your predicament.
I quite believe BT tried to get the government to fund it so they didn't have to. I have always found from direct experience that BT has a distasteful monopolistic and protectionist attitude, unhelpful to a fault.
Much though I am always happy to heap opprobrium onto the shoulders of politicians I don't think that in this case I can. Soz.