Is BT running a dirty tricks campaign against its broadband competitors?
Br0kenTeleph0n3’s attention has been drawn to the following LinkedIn message and the subsequent comments:
Normal journalistic procedure is to try to establish the truth or otherwise of these stories by personal interview with the principals to confirm and check times, dates, acts, consequences etc. and to verify them with third party research. Once the story has been confirmed, then to approach the alleged perpetrator to get their side of the story.
However, many of these stories come from remote places, and I have neither the time nor the money to follow up each individually. What I propose is to collect as many stories plus supporting evidence as possible, while BDUK is still considering its list of suppliers for its broadband procurement framework. If the stories show there is a pattern, I shall take what I have to the relevant supplier to get its comment, and publish the results here.
If there is enough hard evidence of dirty tricks, it may help to get the changes needed to ensure a fairer competitive market for the supply of broadband access in the UK.
I realise that some people might have stories but may require anonymity. If this is the case, please use Dropbox, or call me on Skype (Ian Grant) or email me at email@example.com. For the super-paranoid, and who shouldn’t be these days, you can use GPG encryption, the current open source for pretty good privacy. Look for my public key under Ian Grant and my email address.
Over to you.