Consultation: Wholesale local access market review - Promoting network competition in superfast and ultrafast broadband

Published: 1 December 2017
Consultation closes: 12 January 2018
Status: Closed (pending statement)

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.

Draft statement published 23 February 2018

This draft statement sets out the conclusions of our wholesale local access market review in relation to the UK excluding the Hull Area.

Contact information

WLA 2017 team
Riverside House
2A Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
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