JCRA issues final notice related to wholesale broadband price review

2 Sep 2021

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) has issued the final notice confirming the prices that JT Jersey will be able to charge for the wholesale bitstream service offered over its full fibre network. Having previously issued a final decision and initial notice related to the matter back in June 2021, the regulator noted that the release of its final notice represented ‘the final stage’ of the price review.

Under the JCRA’s rulings JT Jersey will now be required to lower the price of wholesale broadband from GBP31.25 (USD43) to GBP27.94 per user per month from 1 October 2021, with further reductions to culminate in the charge falling to GBP24.51 by 2026.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in publishing its initial notice earlier this year the JCRA said it was confident that the five-year plan for price caps would encourage new retail competitors into the fixed broadband market, while encouraging ‘other licensed operators (‘OLOs)’ to invest in their broadband services.