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MPs call for formal separation of BT, Openreach

Monday 25 January 2016 | 10:56 CET | News
Despite GBP 1.7 billion of taxpayers' money being used to subsidise the construction of UK high-speed broadband, there are still 5.7 million people who cannot access the internet at the minimum 10 Mbps speed required by Ofcom, according to a new report from MPs. The 'BroadBad' report from the British Infrastructure Group (BIG) also shows that 42 percent of SMEs have problems with their internet connection, at an estimated GBP 11 billion cost to the British economy. The MPs want Ofcom to take radical action over the 'natural monopoly' held for too long by BT Openreach and for the country to

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