Ofcom closes TalkTalk’s complaint related to BT’s superfast broadband pricing

22 Oct 2014

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that it has closed a complaint filed by alternative provider TalkTalk related to the pricing of fixed line incumbent BT’s superfast broadband service.

Back in May 2013 Ofcom received a complaint from TalkTalk in which the latter alleged that BT had abused its dominant position with regards to the supply of superfast broadband, with it specifically claiming that the incumbent had ‘failed to maintain a sufficient margin between its upstream costs and downstream prices, thereby operating an abusive margin squeeze’.

Having investigated the matter, Ofcom in June 2014 revealed that it had provisionally declared there were no grounds for action, and now it has reached a final decision, closing the case.

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