BT and Openreach are being split into separate company’s, this was announced recently after an Ofcom ruling and now Ofcom has fined BT £42 million.
The £42 million fine is because BT has breached Ofcom rules relating to compensation payments for delays in connecting high speed business lines.
Gaucho Rasmussen, Ofcom’s Investigations Director, said: “These high-speed lines are a vital part of this country’s digital backbone. Millions of people rely on BT’s network for the phone and broadband services they use every day.
“We found BT broke our rules by failing to pay other telecoms companies proper compensation when these services were not provided on time. The size of our fine reflects how important these rules are to protect competition and, ultimately, consumers and businesses. Our message is clear – we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour.”
You can find out more details about the Ofcom ruling on BT and the fine the company now has to pay at the link below.