Broadband…. Hopes and fears

The latest developments in the BDUK saga give me no confidence that we will ever see decent broadband in our village (20 miles from Cambridge). The government seems to have presided over yet another cock up. If one believes the conspiracy theorists then BT actually “leant on” Fujitsu to pull out of the tendering process. It is farcical. In rural areas BT has a monopoly, and even if we formed a community broadband company, we would still have to go cap in hand to BT for connectivity to the outside world. I really don’t see any reason why the incumbent monopoly should trouser public moneys when the answer is simply. The government should just enact a law enforcing a universal commitment to provision of a specific speed broadband. Except this government won’t as they are so much in thrall to the bankers and commerce!