Comment from: the_last_name_left Visitor
Yep - a complete disgrace.
A shorter term solution to your nationalisation wish, and almost as unlikely, would be an insistence that ISPs should be limited to charging for the bandwidth the customer actually gets, not what the ISPs claim the user "should" and "could" be getting.
Rural Wales can be very poorly served, for example. Complain (on charged per-minute "helplines") and all you get is "go to Control Panel....."