On 31 March 2017, we published our proposals for the regulation of the Wholesale Local Access (WLA) market, which is used to provide telephone and broadband internet services (including superfast broadband) to residential and business consumers. In this consultation, we set out our proposals for non-discrimination for superfast and ultrafast services. This would prevent BT from reducing its wholesale charges only in those areas where rivals are starting to build new networks.
Our proposals are designed to encourage investment in new ultrafast networks, promote competition and protect consumers.
We have set a deadline of 12 January 2018 for responses to this consultation.
We will take responses to this further consultation into account before reaching our final conclusions and publishing our statement on the review in early 2018, with new measures taking effect on 1 April 2018.
This draft statement sets out the conclusions of our wholesale local access market review in relation to the UK excluding the Hull Area.