It is consulting on these proposals until 1st April, with their decisions published in early 2021. As part of Ofcom’s four-point plan developed to support the ‘competitive investment in fibre networks’, the regulator announced their focus on taking rural areas into the fast lane, by supporting investment by Openreach in these areas.
This comes after Tuesday’s announcement of Ofcom’s planned programme of work for the next financial year 2020-2021. Ofcom have suggested they will focus on the following that will benefit rural customers:
The Financial Times - Ofcom sets out plan for rapid investment in UK rural broadband
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