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Internet service provider (ISP) BT has revealed draft prices for rival broadband providers wishing to use its underground ducts and telegraph poles.

The ISP, which is obliged to offer wholesale access to its internet infrastructure, is set to launch a new super-fast fibre broadband service using the technology this year.

BT Openreach has suggested a price of 95p per metre per year for rented space in underground cable ducts, and £21 per pole for access to its overground network.

However, further technology trials and a consultation in BT's pricing structure are likely to lead to changes to the cost projections.

Steve Robertson, Chief Executive of BT Openreach, said BT was offering the communications industry "yet another way of accessing its network in order to deliver super-fast broadband speeds to homes and businesses".

"We've listened to the views and requirements of our customers and will continue to work closely with industry and Ofcom to finalise the details of our duct and pole sharing products," he stated.

"Although we don't view duct and pole sharing as the silver bullet to get fibre to every premises in the UK, these new products represent a positive step."

BT is currently investing £2.5 billion upgrading its broadband infrastructure around the UK.

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