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Internet service provider (ISP) Virgin Media may use BT's fibre-optic network to provide super-fast broadband deals – but only if the price is right.

The ISP, which operates its own cable network, said it will not commit to using BT's technology until further wholesale costing details become clear.

Last week, Ofcom announced that BT will be required to share its underground ducts and telegraph poles with rival broadband providers, facilitating competition in the high-speed broadband market.

Virgin Media is already trialling 200Mb broadband technology of its own, but may seek to expand network coverage via BT's infrastructure.

A spokesperson for the ISP told PC Pro that Ofcom's decision could help improve access to next-generation broadband deals.

"We now need to ensure the price demanded for access... does not limit the ambitions of getting next-generation connectivity to those people living outside our towns and cities," they stated.

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