BIG welcomes BT decision to legally separate from Openreach

The cross-party British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) has welcomed the decision made by BT to legally separate from Openreach after 120 MPs backed a BIG report entitled ‘Broadbad’ that called for a split amid competition concerns.

Grant Shapps MP, Chair of BIG, said, “It is about time that BT has finally agreed to a legal separation from Openreach. There has been significant Parliamentary concern about the current setup, which led to 120 MPs backing a BIG report calling for separation. Now both BT and Openreach must focus on ensuring that the millions of UK customers receive better broadband.”