Monday 27 March 2017 / 12:24 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Louise Haigh responds to BT’s £42 million fine from Ofcom

Louise
Haigh, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy,
commenting on
BT’s £42 million fine from Ofcom, said:

“It’s
right that Ofcom has taken this so seriously. The sluggish upgrade of our
digital infrastructure has already left swathes of the UK behind; and now it’s
clear that BT failed to give proper notice that it was not going to meet roll
out deadlines, failed to pay compensation and then did not comply quickly and
fully with the information demands Ofcom made of them.

“It’s
just not good enough that time again promises on advertising speeds and
roll-out have been broken. It’s right that BT is being made to pay for these
failures.”