UK regulator Ofcom, have told BT to allow easier access for rivals to lay their own fibre cables along Openreach’s telegraph poles and in its underground cable ducts. Ofcom also wants to bridge over the digital divide in the UK between those with the latest technologies, and those without. The report states:
“2.4 million households and small businesses (around 8% of all UK premises) cannot yet access a decent broadband speed of 10Mbits per second,”
Further in the report, Making Communications Work for Everyone, it says: “We will work with the UK Government to make decent, affordable broadband a universal right for every home and small business in the UK. The universal right should start off at 10Mbits per second for everyone, and then rise in line with customer demand over time.”
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