Today in the The Telegraph Gavin Patterson, BT’s chief executive, turns to fibre to rule out separation from Openreach. Patterson has also promised to plough millions of pounds into connecting  homes and businesses with fibre-optic cables, suggesting a strategic shift from copper-based technologies.

This is a result from an Ofcom report proposing a radical change of focus on investing in infrastructure. Ofcom also recommended that telecoms companies focus on investing in ultra-fast fibre networks – using new “fibre to the premises” technology – as opposed to BT’s planned investment in copper wiring.

Prior to the Ofcom report, BT had said it would invest £1bn in raising basic broadband speeds and improve the roll-out of its technology, which is can boost connection speeds over existing copper wires by up to 10 times. This now seems to change.

Read the full article here.

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