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Ofcom has made public the results of a consultation launched into BT's proposed next-generation broadband network rollout.

Earlier this year, BT requested that its Openreach division be given control to operate electronic equipment necessary to provide super-fast broadband services via a fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) network.

The industry watchdog explained in a statement the feedback it had received in response to the request and its reasons for ultimately accepting the variation.

Ofcom reported that none of those who shared their views under the terms of the consultation objected to the Openreach proposition in principle.

However, concerns were raised about whether or not BT would be able to let broadband providers build their own FTTC networks by installing broadband equipment in its cabinets.

The regulator said: "BT has represented to us that, if demand for passive products materialises, Openreach will seek to deploy, where commercially viable, solutions which permit the use of cabinet designs which meet such concerns."

In effect, this would mean that BT would be willing to provide sufficient connections to allow for competition between various broadband suppliers.

Meanwhile, it recently emerged that BT is eager for content providers such as YouTube and BBC to contribute towards the cost of the broadband infrastructure required to provide bandwidth-heavy services on its network.

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