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Broadband Group Wants Competition

Posted: 26th Mar, 2004 By: MarkJ
The Broadband Industry Group (BIG) has written in to the Financial Times (FT) newspaper calling for greater competition against BTs xDSL monopoly:

In a letter to the FT today the industry group said: "The broadband market in the UK remains stifled by a lack of competition at the wholesale level, where BT retains a monopolistic 99 per cent share in digital subscriber line, the leading technology.

Unless a genuinely competitive market arises, alternative broadband providers, consumers, businesses and the UK economy as a whole will miss out on the benefits of broadband.

We would welcome government laying down the challenge to Ofcom, the regulator, and the industry to enable true competition and allow the development of innovative and competitive broadband across the UK.
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Will it do any good? Probably not by itself, but who knows what 2004 will bring. More @ the Register.
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