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Ofcom adopts postcode lottery to tempt broadband operators

UK communications regulator Ofcom is all set to do a full network review in 2021 which will lump residential and business fiber together as one market, but in the meantime, wants to see what it can offer to encourage the build out of fiber, in one of the most retrograde European markets, which has so far resisted fiber. When you reach an impasse in broadband development, it is often due to the incumbent (and others) not wanting to invest at a time when it was uncertain how regulators would treat such a build out, for instance would fixed percentage wholesaling be forced on that supplier? In the US over a decade ago, that decision was settled by operators refusing to…

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