11th hour revolt to split up BT: Sky and TalkTalk launch bid as watchdog shuts door on unfair competition complaints

Bosses at Sky and TalkTalk have launched an 11th-hour bid to persuade the regulator to split up BT.
They want Ofcom to force Openreach, which looks after the cables and wires that make up the UK's telecoms network, to break away from parent company BT.
The rivals claim this will speed up investment in fibre cables and create greater competition.
BT has been accused of having a conflict of interest because as well as offering phone, internet and TV services, it is responsible for the UK's network of broadband cables and charges competitors for using its services.
Complaints from rivals Sky,... read more

4 October 2016 in Business, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail

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