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Ofcom proposes opening up BT fibre lines, underground ducts

Tuesday 23 March 2010 | 10:13 CET | News
Ofcom has unveiled new proposals to promote the roll-out of faster broadband in the UK. The new proposals are aimed at helping companies to compete to invest in new fibre networks. Firstly, Ofcom is proposing that BT's fibre lines are opened up so that rival firms – such as Sky, TalkTalk and others - can provide their own services to consumers. BT would then be able to set prices for these new wholesale products to enable them to make a fair rate of return. Secondly, Ofcom is proposing that BT offers other communications providers access to its underground ducts and overhead telegraph poles.

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Ofcom / TalkTalk
Countries: United Kingdom
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