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Old November 8th 18, 09:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
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Default 5G will let users ditch fixed-line home broadband, says Three

On Thursday, 8 November 2018 14:59:36 UTC, Alfred wrote:
5G hyping getting into its stride ...
"5G will let users ditch fixed-line home broadband, says Three"

This is mostly marketing BS, but there is a part of truth in it.
For people living in rented accomodation, signing a contract with a
broadband provider is a nightmare. You can get broadband one month or
two after you moved into the home, just because you need to wait for
an Openreach engineer to plug a cable in the exchange. And they force
people to sign 12-18 month contracts, which is an economic suicide
when a tenancy is about to finish. Keeping the line in a rolling
contract for 6 months is more expensive.

AIUI if you move you can transfer the contract.