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EE in...Openreach out...maybe

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EE in...Openreach out...maybe

With BT buying EE will they, as others have suggested, sell off Openreach to balance the equation.
Any takers?
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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

After all that investment in fibre?

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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

Maybe they'll sell off Plusnet instead and we can return to the golden years.
It's a dream...
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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

You mean when they didn't spend any money on capacity and everything went pear shaped - no thank you
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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

Quote from: vilefoxdemonofdoom
After all that investment in fibre?

You're more likely to get fibre than a decent and reliable 4G signal off EE's networks... Grin
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You mean when they didn't spend any money on capacity and everything went pear shaped - no thank you

I was with PN way back when, and left after FRIACO mess-up!  Cheesy
Even though they said we could change ISP because of change of terms, they then reversed that decision. They even had the nerve to suggest that I cancel my move to a new ISP!  Cheesy
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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

I very much doubt BT would sell Openreach, in fact BT want to merge BT Wholesale into Openreach (subject to regulatory approvals).
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Maybe when they merge Wholesale with Openreach, they could merge with the Post Office too to re-form the GPO... Grin
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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

I'm more concerned with the merging of mobile companies. What effect will this have on rates Undecided
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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

Hopefully landline prices will come down.
I don't care about mobile prices.  Grin Grin Grin

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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

I wonder how PN would cope if OpenReach becomes a supplier over which they have no control?
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Hopefully landline prices will come down.

Doubt it, if anything they'll go up to cover the cost of buying out EE, just have to look across the pond where the mobile networks are owned by the landline companies, landlines are intentionally overpriced to push people to ditch the "too expensive to maintain" copper lines and use the "barely got a signal in the house" mobiles, or have or fork out for FTTH with ATAs attached to the fibre modems to provide a VOIP service that emulates a real line (but flops if the internet conks out)... Shocked
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I wonder how PN would cope if OpenReach becomes a supplier over which they have no control?

Ooo...that was a low blow AA
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Re: EE in...Openreach out...maybe

I'm unfortunate enough to be with EE for my mobile (well Orange but kind of EE) - total mess up from start to finish in the first few months with my account - I was unable to access any billing or usage details and trying to speak to anyone was totally impossible.
Not a company I'd ever rush to deal with again.
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Maybe they'll sell off Plusnet instead and we can return to the golden years.
It's a dream...

the years that before BT bankrolled upgrades plusnet's network was in meltdown?