BT required by Ofcom to open fibre network #structsep

British telecomThe BBC reports that UK regulator Ofcom has ordered British telecom (BT) to give competitors access not only to its fiber network, but also its infrastructure such as poles and ducts.

However, BT will be able to set its own prices for access.

The story implies, but doesn’t specify, that the duct and pole access will only apply to areas where BT doesn’t already have fiber.

BT is quoted as saying it was “pleased” with Ofcom’s “regulatory clarity and certainty”.