Broadband Subsidy – BT and Virgin Media Disagree
BT and Virgin Media are in disagreements in regards to how the funds for setting up rural Broadband are allocated.
There have been two rural contracts up for grabs – both sponsored by the government and worth a fair amount of money. Both of these contracts have been won by BT.
The problem here is that BT have such a monopoly over the market that they have the infrastructure to build upon – other ISP’s which run on the backs of BT don’t have their own Broadband infrastructure meaning that winning these contracts would be far more expensive that it would be for BT.