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BT urges switch-off date for copper broadband service

BT urges switch-off date for copper broadband service
Thursday 19
8:0 2019

A switch-off date of 2027 is being earmarked for customers using the remaining copper lines BT Group and its broadband infrastructure rivals are in secret talks with the government about a timetable for switching off copper broadband services that would echo the end of the analogue TV signal in 2012. Sky News has learnt that BT is spearheading an initiative which has been under discussion with other companies, regulators and ministers for a number of weeks. Under the plans, which have been developed by BT's chief executive, Philip Jansen, full-fibre broadband would replace existing copper networks on a region-by-region basis ...

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Sky News : BT urges switch-off date for copper broadband service

Summary: BT Group and its broadband infrastructure rivals are in secret talks with the government about a timetable for switching off copper broadband services that would echo the end of the analogue TV signal in 2012.

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