Post Office looking to enter UK broadband market

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Oh no, not another company looking to offer broadband? Yep, the Post Office is apparently looking at ways to introduce broadband to UK homes. They already offer a BT-competing phone service, and look like they want to expand that and offer high-speed Internet access at the same time.

I’m all for competition but this is starting to get ridiculous. I suppose it’s vaguely ironic, nearly 25 years on, that the Post Office is seeking to compete with British Telecom, given the history. But anyway, to the bigger picture, why does every company now seem to think broadband needs to be a core part of its business?

Still, it keeps the broadband comparison websites in business. I’m just waiting for those little Post Office ants to start running around my TV shouting about the Internet. Joy.

Andy Merrett