Three joins Vodafone and TalkTalk's efforts to 'Fix Britain's Internet'
Following Ofcom's decision to not split BT and Openreach into two seperte entities a host of telecommunications companies have joined forces in a new campaign to 'Fix Britain's Internet'.
The campaign was launched back in July by Vodafone, TalkTalk and Sky. UK internet providers have openly commented that nearly every broadband provider in Britain depends on the national network, Openreach, and that only by separating it from BT can UK mobile customers get the best connectivity available.
With more than 75,000 signatures, the ‘Fix Britain’s Internet’ campaign could be reconsidered by Ofcom as it's original decision to not split the two independent bodies is still subject to consultation.
Three Mobile CEO Dave Dyson has commented on Ofcom's decision not to interject on the BT/Openreach relationship saying, "We have always focussed on providing the best mobile data experience and we are passionate about ensuring everyone has access to a high quality internet connection."
"For over a decade, Ofcom has failed to introduce a fair system for customers to switch their number and the UK not only lags behind Europe but the rest of the world to the detriment of UK consumers."
There are five main reasons behind the campaign.