Wholesale local access market review: Recovering the costs of investment in network expansion
Launch date:09 August 2017
Modified at:14 August 2017
On 31 March 2017, we published a consultation on our WLA Market Review proposals for the future regulation of the market for the provision of local access services used to provide telephone and broadband internet services (including superfast broadband) to residential and business consumers. In this consultation, we also set out our proposals for charge controls for certain wholesale services.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has recently announced that it has received a proposal from BT to voluntarily roll out at least 10 Mbit/s universal broadband for the entire country by the end of 2020.
The Government will make a decision on the approach to universal broadband delivery following its consultation on the regulatory USO. This document sets out how we now propose to amend our charge control proposals in light of the additional relevant costs BT would incur, should BT enter into a clear and public agreement with Government committing BT to make the investment in universal broadband.