This consultation follows our Strategic Review of Digital Communications; and our consultation on Duct and Pole Access remedies (“April 2017 DPA Consultation”) published in April 2017 as part of our wholesale local access (WLA) market review.
This consultation concerns Openreach’s duct and pole access product. In our April 2017 DPA Consultation, we set out our proposals to require Openreach to provide physical infrastructure access, including on what it could be used for and how it should work in terms of process. Furthermore, we set out our general proposals on how rental charges could be set and how costs would be recovered, stating that we would set out further detail in the summer. This consultation further develops these pricing proposals.
We now set out our detailed pricing proposals on the setting of rental charges, the financial limit for the recovery of network adjustment costs, and changes to regulatory financial reporting requirements. These proposals form part of our WLA market review and this consultation supplements our April 2017 DPA Consultation.
This draft statement sets out the conclusions of our wholesale local access market review in relation to the UK excluding the Hull Area.