Internet Service Providers: Monopolies:Written question - 292888

Asked by Jack Lopresti
(Filton and Bradley Stoke)
Asked on: 01 October 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Internet Service Providers: Monopolies
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps her Department is taking to tackle Internet Service Provider monopolies.
Answered by: Matt Warman
Answered on: 07 October 2019

This is a matter for Ofcom as the UK’s independent competition regulator for telecoms. However, in general, the UK has a competitive Internet Service Provider (ISP) market as a result of the work that Ofcom has done to promote competition at the retail level by providing regulated access to BT Openreach’s national broadband network.

The Government is also working with Ofcom to promote greater competition at a network level, as this is one of the key ways to meet our ambition for nationwide coverage of faster and more resilient gigabit broadband networks as soon as possible.

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