I wonder whether BT are really fighting for the smaller providers, masking the real reasons for their request.
Competition is a good thing but at the same time it seems to have introduced a ‘race to the bottom’ mentality which is not really sustainable in the long term.
At some point the consumer and supplier need to accept that there are certain costs of delivering, maintaining and supporting a service.
All that we have seen happen in reality is suppliers advertising ridiculous headline prices with imposed conditions to try and maintain those margins. The net effect has been, in general, a poorer service level and quality of connectivity.
The primary advantage has been an acceleration in developments for fibre broadband and Ethernet services which has been a massive benefit to business users, lowering the cost of entry to more stable and reliable methods of connectivity to run applications which traditionally where the preserve of enterprise organisations with large budgets.