Reply to post: Re: Mild understatement

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


Re: Mild understatement

When I worked at BT, I was told that the idea with the £150 is that they put some work into cabling all the new builds in an area, and have to scrape back the costs with the large price to activation the line.

So you were paying for 15 minutes at your house on the day, and unknown amount of time elsewhere on the day, and an unknown amount of time cabling the house some time beforehand. Also maybe the cabling for upstairs (plus an unknown amount of profit. It wouldn't surprise me if this part was extortionate)

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