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BT accuses rivals of misleading internet campaign

Tuesday 16 August 2016 | 14:01 CET | News
Vodafone, Sky and TalkTalk have rejected claims from BT that their 'Fix Britain's Internet' campaign is misleading the public. BT's CEO Gavin Patterson sent his counterparts at the three ISPs a letter earlier this month outlining BT's concerns about the campaign, saying their claims painted an unfair view of diminished quality of connectivity services in Britain. The campaign was started by the rivals to drive public responses to Ofcom's consultation on increased separation of BT and its wholesale arm Openreach. The three operators said the statements are all based on public information from

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: BT / Ofcom / Openreach / Sky / TalkTalk / Vodafone
Countries: United Kingdom
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