Feb 23, 2018

BT told to share poles for ultrafast fibre internet

BT must make it easier for rival internet providers to use its telegraph poles, telecoms regulator Ofcom says. Ofcom has published a list of new measures to make it cheaper for companies to install ultrafast full fibre broadband infrastructure. It said BT must make it easier for rivals to install fibre on its telegraph poles and in its underground tunnels. Ofcom suggested streets could be connected to full fibre in "Hours" rather than days, as companies would no longer have to dig up roads to lay fibre. "Openreach must ensure there is space on its telegraph poles for extra fibre cables connecting homes to a competitor's network," Ofcom said in a statement.

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