BT must open up network to competitors, says British watchdog

British telecoms giant BT must open up its huge network of fiber and copper cables to competitors according to Ofcom, the regulatory body for the country’s telecommunications industry. The advice is the result of a review into BT’s management of its “Openreach” network, the 76 million miles of cables that connect British homes to telephone exchanges, regularly called “the last mile.” Openreach will also be subject to more stringent guidelines that aim to see it repairing faults and installing new lines faster, and the network will have to compensate customers when their connections go down.

BT will open up its tunnels and telegraph poles

As a part of the body’s new strategy, BT will have to open up its Openreach tunnels and telegraph…

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