Wholesale local access market review
Launch date:31 March 2017
Modified at:20 April 2017
Broadband and fixed telephone services typically rely upon a fixed connection from the local telephone exchange to a home or business premises. In most areas there are only one or two physical networks that provide this connection. This document is a consultation on proposals for regulation of the wholesale market – the Wholesale Local Access market - for services that use this fixed connection.
Our proposals intend to promote competition and further the interests of residential and business customers, and promote investment in new ultrafast networks. We invite comments from stakeholders on the proposals in this consultation. The deadline for responses is 9 June 2017. We expect to publish our final decision in a Statement in early 2018, with new measures taking effect on 1 April 2018.
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