‘Punters’, Auuugh!

El Reg reports: “The latest [local loop unbundling (LLU)] cuts – on top of the reductions announced in May – should make it far more easier for rival telcos to install their kit in BT exchanges and provide services direct to punters.” That’s great news, especially since I work for an ISP who is investing in loop unbundling, but does Tim Richardson really have to keep referring to customers as ‘punters’ as though he’s manning a market stall in Saff Lahndan … :)