CLA Statement on BT Openreach separation

10 March 2017

The CLA has welcomed the news that BT has reached an amicable agreement with Ofcom regarding the future of Openreach, ending what could have been lengthy negotiations.

Dr Charles Trotman, Senior Economics Adviser for the CLA, has said: “It is good news that BT and Ofcom have reached an amicable agreement and hopefully ended what has been a long running political and legal row. Openreach must now focus 100% on delivering the investment needed to connect rural communities.

"The CLA will continue to work with all parties to find new ways to get the best possible connections into rural areas and end once and for all the rural-urban digital divide.”

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