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Policy

This section of the site provides access to INCA's policy work. The articles shown here are in broadly chronological order.

INCA recently submitted reponses on two Ofcom consultation exercises in relation to the Wholesale Local Access (WLA) market.

Ofcom's Wholesale Local Access Market Review, which ran from March 31 through to June 9, sought views on the regulation of this market. INCA's full reponse is available here.

The past few years have seen a flowering of businesses building new digital networks in competition with BT. They provide pure fibre networks (Fibre to the Premise (FTTP)), fixed wireless networks (FWA), hybrid networks and satellite broadband services. They operate in urban and rural areas and have a range of business models. However, none own a copper phone network and, with limited exceptions, they do not rely on state aid. Instead they use commercial investment to build brand new networks and establish close relationships with the communities they serve.