Virgin Media turns on speed with super-fast broadband rollout | Media | The Guardian

by peterjukes

Sky and Talk Talk have spent millions unbundling BT’s copper network, installing their own equipment in telephone exchanges, but the higher speeds cannot be delivered over copper.

According to analyst Robin Bienenstock at broker Sanford Bernstein: “This leaves the unbundlers (but in particular BSkyB as TalkTalk is the clear discounter in the market) in the unenviable position of having to choose between selling product that is margin dilutive or resisting its sale and seeing their premium quality status diluted.”

Sky is already considering renting fibre from BT, and has begun a trial on the former national monopoly’s network which could form the basis of a high speed broadband offer to its customers.

via Virgin Media turns on speed with super-fast broadband rollout | Media | The Guardian.

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