You Want Broadband At Home? Fine, British Telecom Wants $70,000

You Want Broadband At Home? Fine, British Telecom Wants $70,000

The Walker family, who live in a 150-person village in England, would like to upgrade their dialup Internet connection to broadband. Unfortunately, in order to do that, British Telecom insists that they would need to install higher capacity equipment for the entire village, and send the Walkers the £45,000 ($69,788) bill.

It probably goes without saying that BT has a monopoly.

An Evening Phone Call with British Telecom

When you get an unwanted phone call from a telemarketer, we don’t really recommend letting one exasperated hand slowly run down your insanely jactitating visage right before your knuckles all pop and you tear your own face clear off. Nor do we recommend threatening to pull the telemarketer inside out by his rectum. That is not responsible consumerism.

Banksy Pranks British Telecom with Bloody Telephone Booth

Banksy Pranks British Telecom with Bloody Telephone Booth

This retro British Telecom (BT) telephone box, pierced by pick axe, was a recent unauthorized outdoor art installation by guerrilla artist Banksy in London’s SoHo square. It was removed shortly afterwards by the London City Council.