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Should we return to Bribery?

AlaricAdair
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Should we return to Bribery?

Back in the 1980s it was possible to find the right GPO/BT manager and bribe them to install a service promptly when it was being unnecessarily delayed. A reasonable business cost to accelerate facilities which allow profit making. Has OpenReach (and Government legislation) reduced delivery of optical fibre broadband to the lowest common denominator? Now it seems to be delivery on the basis of a roundtuit.
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AlaricAdair
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Re: Should we return to Bribery?

Interesting 852 views, yet no one seems to counter the views expressed above?
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PeterLoftus
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Re: Should we return to Bribery?

Ask Lutfur Rhaman  Grin
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Re: Should we return to Bribery?

That's because we're not willing to commit until we get a 'little something' for our efforts. Know what I mean.  Wink
chrcoluk
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Re: Should we return to Bribery?

can an engineer be bribed to do a pair swap or line reroute?
AlaricAdair
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Re: Should we return to Bribery?

Quote from: chrcoluk
can an engineer be bribed to ...?

Back in the old GPO/BT days a company I know well used to have a retired Director with an unlimited expense account, He'd get lead times shortened from 15 weeks to 10 days.
The point I'm making is while the old system was flawed, they current Openreach delivery model is broken. For businesses this can represent a genuine loss of profit.
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