Friday, 23 April 2021

UK broadband bills set to rise and Openreach’s dominance is to blame, says TalkTalk

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 07 October 20

TalkTalk says regulators must step in to protect customers as an economic crisis looms

TalkTalk has today decried the decision to allow Openreach to increase wholesale prices by inflation rather than costs, saying that such measures squeezes customers already being hit by the economic pressures of the pandemic.   A Social Market Foundation study, sponsored by TalkTalk, found that the price hike could increase broadband costs by £2,000 over five years for a typical UK business; for a mid-sized hospital, such fees could be as much as &pound…

TalkTalk has today decried the decision to allow Openreach to increase wholesale prices by inflation rather than costs, saying that such measures squeezes customers already being hit by the economic pressures of the pandemic.   A Social Market Foundation study, sponsored by TalkTalk, found that the price hike could increase broadband costs by £2,000 over five years for a typical UK business; for a mid-sized hospital, such fees could be as much as &pound…

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