Friday, 15 December 2017

Ofcom proposes higher wholesale rates to cover cost of BT's universal service rollout

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 09 August 17

U.K. telco regulator suggests incumbent could charge an extra £5.90 per year by 2020/21.

Ofcom on Wednesday suggested allowing BT to raise its wholesale broadband prices to cover the cost of its recently-proposed plan to build new networks in underserved parts of the U.K. "We propose to allow BT to recover relevant efficient costs of this investment through an increase in the charges for broadband lines supplied in the WLA (wholesale local access) market…

Ofcom on Wednesday suggested allowing BT to raise its wholesale broadband prices to cover the cost of its recently-proposed plan to build new networks in underserved parts of the U.K. "We propose to allow BT to recover relevant efficient costs of this investment through an increase in the charges for broadband lines supplied in the WLA (wholesale local access) market…

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