Originally Posted by th'engineer
To add to my theory of the BT connection went on NTLworld this morning and a few popups came up advertising 02.
Now do BT own O2 yes
No, BT and O2 are two seperate companies listed on the FTSE as BT/A and mmo2 respectively. mmo2 were spun off from BT a couple of years ago, their results etc play no part in BT's financial performance. Shareholders in BT were given a x shares in O2 for every y shares in BT, think it was 10 for 3.
Quite the opposite in fact BT are soon launching their own mobile service, BT Mobile, which will compete with amongst others O2.
BTW Regarding my possibly off topic comments on College connectivity, was a straight rebuttal to your claim that port blocking would compromise student's connectivity to their colleges. Only thing it may block really is connectivity to Exchange servers, and that can be easily remedied by using the web from end interface over SSL (https
rather than using SMB and the other vulnerable ports.