It has been reported today that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has said about line rental that “the charges of around £18 a month are outdated” and “the minister is inviting BT, TalkTalk,
Virgin and Sky for discussions”. See the article on the BBC website.
I spent many years training BT staff and managers on broadband technology, and now advise many home users on “getting connected”. I agree with the minister: people don’t understand why they should have to pay BT for a phone line if they never make or receive phones calls … they just want broadband. Many people (especially younger people) now make and receive calls only on mobile phones. Continue reading Broadband Line Charges