Monday, 29 November 2021

Labour's plans to nationalise Openreach would be a "disaster" for UK connectivity

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 15 November 19

Jeremy Corbyn says that his prospective Labour government would deliver free broadband connectivity to every home and business in the UK by 2030 – by nationalising BT's broadband network subsidiary, Openreach

Labour's plans to nationalise Openreach and provide free broadband connectivity to every home and business in the UK would stifle innovation and place a monumental burden on the tax-payer, according to an industry trade association. techUK, an industry trade group that counts Openreach, BT, Vodafone UK, MLL Telecom and Pure Telecom among its 850 UK members, said that the pledge would have a catastrophic effect on the UK's digital economy…

Labour's plans to nationalise Openreach and provide free broadband connectivity to every home and business in the UK would stifle innovation and place a monumental burden on the tax-payer, according to an industry trade association. techUK, an industry trade group that counts Openreach, BT, Vodafone UK, MLL Telecom and Pure Telecom among its 850 UK members, said that the pledge would have a catastrophic effect on the UK's digital economy…

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