Slow broadband for millions in UK push MPs to call for split of BT

January 24, 2016
Aaron Polmeer

By Ben Woods


A cross-party proposal to split BT’s control of the UK’s broadband infrastructure (operated as BT Openreach) from the rest of the company has been backed by 121 members of UK parliament. According to the British Infrastructure Group’s report – called BroadBad – BT has received more than £1.7 billion (around $2.4 billion) in public money to continue its rollout of superfast services across the UK, but that 5.7 million people still struggle with the Ofcom-mandated 10Mbps minimum download speeds. “We believe that Britain should be leading the world in digital innovation. Yet instead we have a monopoly company clinging to outdated copper technology…

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