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    Ofcom review: Static on the line brings uncertainty for broadband industry

Ofcom review: Static on the line brings uncertainty for broadband industry

As the UK regulator, Ofcom, wags its finger at BT, the UK broadband industry remains in a state of uncertainty. In this blogpost, LSE Visiting Fellow Monica Horten considers the other options asks what prospect is there for a strategic leap to superfast broadband as a national ‘right’?

Ofcom’s 10 year review of the UK telecoms market last week could […]

March 11th, 2016|Broadband, Featured|0 Comments|

UK telecoms review – is Openreach too hot to touch?

What should be done with Openreach, the mechanism for competition in UK broadband? Ofcom’s announcement was a cautious ‘leave it as it is’. In this blogpost, LSE Visiting Fellow Monica Horten considers the other options. Divest Openreach from BT? Would public ownership be in the national interest? 
Today the UK regulator Ofcom has unveiled its conclusions in a 10 year […]

February 25th, 2016|Broadband, Featured|1 Comment|

Ofcom’s Consumer Experience Report: A Reflection

Roger Darlington is Chair of the Consumer Forum for Communications and attended this week’s launch of Ofcom’s Consumer Experience report for 2016.

There is definitely a change of thinking in Ofcom about the length of publications. Last year’s draft Annual Plan was 81 pages but this year’s is only 29 pages. Last year, the Consumer Experience research report was 242 […]

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    Full Fibre Broadband – The high-speed solution to Government broadband targets?

Full Fibre Broadband – The high-speed solution to Government broadband targets?

Matt Powell, editor for the consumer broadband comparison site Broadband Genie, examines if the deployment of full fibre broadband has improved since his previous post in 2013 and argues that the UK Government’s plans for using satellite broadband to plug the final 5% of homes will be inadequate for many.

Looking back over the state of UK broadband in 2015 […]

December 18th, 2015|Broadband, Featured|2 Comments|