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Jeremy Hunt is fed up with BT's slow response to pressure from communications watchdog Ofcom and ISP rivals over the telco giant's pole and duct pricing plans that are expected to be revealed later this month.In a speech the culture secretary said he was concerned about Blighty lagging behind other countries if the underlying infrastructure isn't rented out by BT at a reasonable cost to other comms providers."The process to reach a satisfactory conclusion on PIA [physical infrastructure access] prices for the use of BT’s ducts and poles is taking too long," he said.Hunt said he would work closely with Ofcom on the matter. However, any intervention from Ofcom – which has previously warned BT not to set its prices too high – could take between a year and 18 months to work through the system."BT volunteered to open its ducts and poles to other providers last year and we have kept Ofcom fully informed every step of the way," a BT spokesman told The Register. The company has been trialling its duct and pole sharing plans with Sky since April this year – having invested £2.5bn to roll out fibre broadband to two-thirds of the UK by the end of 2015.
...from their initial broadband (DSL) investment as possible. Lets hope they get the fibre laid, thats all most folks care about...
I can see why MX still has a place in your heart
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