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BT CEO Slams U.K. Fiber 'Monopoly' Critics
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4/11/2013 | 8:56:00 AM
re: BT CEO Slams U.K. Fiber 'Monopoly' Critics
We have a mono-culture when it comes to telecoms; it's either BT's way or it's no way. The stranglehold BT have on the UK's infrastructure is doing massive damage to our international competitiveness. We are at least a generation behind the best in the world and probably two generations behind the outstanding countries like S Korea, Japan and so on.
The UK government should never have given the nation's telecoms cable network to BT. We should have pursued the Australian route where it was treated as a public good and one various companies could exploit in competition with each other.
As it is we have this unreconstructed dinosaur dictating what we can and can't have and which operates in a very comfortable, unchallenged commercial environment where it can continue on its merry way unconfronted by any competitors.
A good first step would be to spin off OpenReach entirely, severing all connections with BT. The board of the newly independent OpenReach should then have to include representatives from major players in the industry and from amongst the larger, most dependent on progress, consumers so that it was unable to settle back into the situation as before where it was untroubled by any market pressures and could amble along as it pleased.


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