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The story - so far - behind Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) has caused rancour at the very heights of the political and commercial establishment. It has also descended into pure farce. Here's why...

Dec 2000

MPs give BT broadband thumbs up
Telewest ditches £1bn net plans
BT Bonfield's head to go on MP platter this month
Oftel chivvies up BT over DSL

Nov 2000

Oftel says 'no dice' to DSL crap shoot
Redstone chipper about local loop
Rivals to peek at BT exchanges
xDSL sales to increase
Oftel head flambéed by angry MPs
Oftel laughs at BT unmetered access timetable
BT makes concessions on LLU
Oftel publishes cost of LLU
Edmonds to run Oftel for three more years

Oct 2000

Europe votes in favour of LLU
Europe votes on LLU today

Oftel welcomes shared access
Dutch telco relaxed about LLU in Britain
Telcos gang up on e-minister over LLU
Oftel to be grilled by MPs
Europe gives LLU the thumbs up

ntl suffers LLU frustration
BT moans about speed of LLU - in Ireland
LLU kimono tied too tight to get a good look
UK's e-minister backs Oftel
Oftel starts BT investigation

DTI backs Oftel over BT handling
Oftel to investigate BT over LLU

Sept 2000

Colt boots BT and Oftel over LLU
BT fingered by own LLU plans
Energis leads fight against BT

Local loop unbundling farce continues
Britain safe in Oftel's hands
Oftel fights back against Govt lost confidence
iomart sets sail for broadband
UK Govt loses faith in Oftel

Official: WorldCom out of LLU race
WorldCom: in or out of ADSL race?
Global Crossing and WorldCom can ADSL in UK
Blind leading the dumb: the local loop fiasco
UK telcos in game of chance

July 2000

Oftel is a joke (with a crap punchline)
Establishment uses local loop to flay BT

April 2000

Oftel names the local loop breakers

Mar 2000

Oftel hails BT moves to unlock local loop

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