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Ofcom Retaliates – Clips BT’s Ear

Posted: 08th Dec, 2004 By: MarkJ
Ofcom's boss, Stephen Carter, has clipped BT's ears after the operator signalled that it might not comply with everything the regulator set out:

"There's a lot of room for discussion. I'm not sure I would describe it as room for manoeuvre. I don't at this stage, and I never have thought, that it's constructive to characterise it as a conflict or a contest. We've had 20-odd years of it working one way, we're trying to suggest it could work another way.

"My own view, and this is one I think shared by many people, and I would include BT in that, is that this requires substantial change in some areas and I think we can make that work. Like everything, the genie is in the detail and right now we're working on that detail.
"


We doubt Ofcom's remarks will do anything to prevent BT from standing its corner. More @ The Register.
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