BT must be more competitive, says Ofcom

BT must open up its network, so competitors can connect more homes and offices to Broadband, the regulator Ofcom has said.

This brings us a step closer to fulfilling the Government's of delivering superfast to 95% of the UK by 2017.

Ofcom has been conducting a review of Broadband services.

It has concluded that Openreach, the arm of BT that deals with broadband infrastructure, must open up its network of telegraph poles and underground cables to competitors. This will allow other providers to build their own fibre networks and connect more homes and businesses to Broadband.

Ofcom will introduce tougher rules on faults, repairs and installations; transparent information on service quality; and automatic compensation for consumers when things go wrong.

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