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UK's Virgin Media celebrates the end of 2019 with a good, old fashioned TITSUP*

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Re: don't go with just one supplier

"What's the point of having two suppliers if they both use the same fibre ?"

" you're asking one supplier to lay a special cable just for you."

In cabled areas, that's pretty much what they did - except not just for us. They put new ducting down in the surrounding streets and everything. (I remember it being done). Yes it was co-ax, but it was a vast improvement on the wet string that BT often refuses to replace.

In the UK at least, the cable companies couldn't recoup their investment, got bought out for peanuts by increasingly bigger fish and rebranded to become... Virgin Media.

As opposed to the incumbent supplier BT that used telephone poles and overhead wires for the last few tens of meters. I have no idea if that's still how ADSL happens. I mean, the poles and wires are still there...

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