Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

 » 
Sponsored Links

Ofcom’s New ADSL Migration Charges

Posted: 28th Apr, 2004 By: MarkJ
Ofcom has today announced a new proposal geared towards making the cost of broadband ADSL migration from BTs IPStream to Datastream (non-BT) platform cheaper. The standard charge of £50 could be cut to just £11, BT is expected to respond soon:

Ofcom proposals on broadband migration charges

Ofcom has today published its proposals for BT's charges for Broadband Access Migration and the terms under which migration is offered to other service providers. These proposals follow Ofcom's investigation into a dispute between BT, Tiscali and Thus.

BT's standard charge to service providers for moving a customer connection from an IPStream broadband product to the DataStream broadband product is currently (GBP) £50, with a special offer, up to the end of April, of (GBP) £25. Service providers have claimed a charge at these levels makes it uneconomic to move to wholesale DataStream broadband services, thereby inhibiting their ability to compete more effectively with BT by taking advantage of alternative wholesale products.

As a result of its analysis Ofcom has today proposed that the migration charge should be reduced from (GBP) £50 to (GBP) £11. Ofcom is consulting on these proposals until 1 June 2004.

BT has notified Ofcom of its intention to change its migration price and will be making a separate announcement later today. BT has also formally requested that Ofcom waive the requirement for BT to notify Ofcom of price changes 28 days before they take affect, which Ofcom has granted. The proposed price change to be announced by BT will take effect on 1 May 2004.

Ofcom Chief Executive Stephen Carter said: "Migration charges can be an obstacle to fair competition. At this price, with robust processes, they should no longer be such an obstacle."

The proposals can be found online at http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/current/broadband_access/
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
 Latest UK ISP News
 Cheapest Superfast Broadband ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 33Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • UtilityWarehouse £19.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
  • NOW £23.00
    Speed 63Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00
    Speed 73 - 82Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £24.99
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
 Cheapest Ultrafast Broadband ISPs
  • Gigaclear £15.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Zzoomm £19.95
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • YouFibre £19.99
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • BeFibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 33Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • UtilityWarehouse £19.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
  • NOW £23.00
    Speed 63Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00
    Speed 73 - 82Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £24.99
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £15.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Zzoomm £19.95
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • YouFibre £19.99
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • BeFibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Large Availability | View All
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored Links
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5411)
  2. BT (3491)
  3. Politics (2499)
  4. Openreach (2279)
  5. Business (2227)
  6. Building Digital UK (2218)
  7. FTTC (2039)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1943)
  9. Statistics (1766)
  10. 4G (1641)
  11. Virgin Media (1596)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1439)
  13. Wireless Internet (1380)
  14. Fibre Optic (1380)
  15. FTTH (1379)
  16. 5G (1217)
  17. Vodafone (1128)
  18. EE (1112)
  19. TalkTalk (927)
  20. O2 (919)
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules