Time for BT to shut up
Saturday 01 April 1995
It is only possible to conclude that either its case was always a feeble one that would never have stood a full MMC investigation or that the issues were never very important to BT - merely an excuse to pick a fight with the regulator. Years of regulatory grappling have taken BT repeatedly to the brink of an MMC inquiry, but it has always backed away. BT has vast resources and is better placed than most to cope with the strains of an investigation. If, as BT claims, regulation is so unfair and competition already well established and robust, then BT should have proved its point by going confidently to the MMC. So please Sir Iain Vallance, no more of this nonsense. Crying wolf never helped anyone.
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