“These new regulations are designed to accelerate the pace of fiber rollout, which has been criticized by two parliamentary committees in recent months,” said Richard Neudegg, director of regulation at Uswitch.com.
“There is a cost to this, however, as Openreach is able to charge what it wants for its fastest services for at least the next ten years.”
It’s clearly good news that the UK is finally getting the broadband it deserves, but when prices are too high, some consumers just shy away from using it.
“Over five million households already have access to full fiber broadband, but many of them are not currently registered for it,” added Neudegg.
“Helping consumers migrate to ultra-fast services at competitive prices is essential to improve everyone’s digital experience. A smooth transition process will be critical.”