Re: @steelpillow and ImAlrightJack
"BT used to be owned by everyone who paid taxes, then the torys gave it away to their friends who continued to raid the taxpayer for years and degraded the service whilst charging more for less."
You clearly never used their services back then. The govt. raided the GPO coffers and never invested back in the infrastructure, that's why it took months to get connected, cost a fortune and was using ancient kit. Was only once privatised that things moved on. That's not to say they are perfect, they aren't, but those are some industrial strength rose-tinted specs you've got on.