BT opposes Ofcom order on Openreach prices

Friday 20 December 2013 | 10:10 CET | News
BT has hit out at regulator Ofcom for imposing what it described as "unfair" rules on its wholesale arm Openreach, claiming that they benefit rivals who gain wholesale access to its network at "artificially low prices", The Independent reports. BT spoke out after Ofcom ordered Openreach to carry out repairs and installations faster for other providers that use its network or face the threat of fines. The regulator demanded Openreach must ensure 80 percent of repair work takes place "within one or two working days" and cannot use excuses such as "severe weather conditions". The regulator has

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