Recently Ofcom revealed that they had reached an agreement to split up BT and Openreach, but before that happens, Ofcom has once again fined BT for breaching Ofcom regulations.
In total, Ofcom fined BT £42 in order to compensate for the delays in connecting high-speed business lines.
Openreach delays are a big reason has to why Ofcom first decided to split up the pair, hoping that it would be better run by other companies.
Ofcom’s Investigations Director, Gaucho Rasmussen said the following about the recent fine:
“These high-speed lines are a vital part of this country’s digital backbone. Millions of people rely on BT’s network for the phone and broadband services they use every day.
“We found BT broke our rules by failing to pay other telecoms companies proper compensation when these services were not provided on time. The size of our fine reflects how important these rules are to protect competition and, ultimately, consumers and businesses. Our message is clear – we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour.”
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