Reply to post: Re: Mild understatement

Ofcom wants you to thank it for resurrecting the spectre of BT's 1980s monopoly

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Re: Mild understatement

"When the guy turned up to do the necessary, I timed him. Less than 15 minutes from arrival to departure."

There is more to telephone line provision than what you saw out of your window. There's also a reasonable amount of work to do in the exchange.

But, regardless, that fee was set as an average across the whole country. A pre-cabled flat in South London and a farm cottage in the Scottish Highlands both pay the same as part of the Universal Service Obligation.

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