This statement sets out Ofcom's conclusions on the review of the Wholesale Broadband Access market.
Broadband services play an important role in enabling residential and business consumers to access a range of content and services. Effective retail competition plays a key role in ensuring that consumers benefit from lower prices, greater choice, better quality services and innovation. It has also encouraged high take-up of broadband among consumers.
The Wholesale Broadband Access market includes the wholesale broadband products that communications providers provide for themselves and sell to each other. This market is important because it helps to create competition among the providers of broadband services that consumers buy.
On 19 May 2014, we notified to the European Commission for comments our draft statement, which explained our decisions to ensure this market remains competitive. The notification process was completed on 19 June 2014 and this final statement brings our decisions into effect.