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Ofcom wants to cut Openreach wholesale prices up to 40%

Friday 31 March 2017 | 09:20 CET | News
UK communications regulator Ofcom said it plans to cut the price BT's Openreach can charge telecoms companies for access to its broadband network by up to 40 percent, one of a number of proposals that aim to spur competition and accelerate investment in fibre. Openreach would also face stricter deadlines for repairing faults and installing new lines and face fines for non-compliance, Ofcom said as it unveiled consultation documents for a review of the wholesale local access market.

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Companies: BT / Ofcom / Openreach
Countries: United Kingdom
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