Local Loop UnbundlingOftel today released more information regarding Local Loop Unbundling and condition 83 including timescales of when the services should be available to service providers. I quote two relevent paragraphs:
"5.17 The Director currently considers it reasonable that BT should be able to provide standard co-location in a building which has not previously housed co-locating Operators within four months of receipt of an order (including survey and building works)."
"11.1 .... The Director expects that BT should be in a position to start offering Access Network Facilities from 1 September 2000."
This states that service providers could be up and running by 1st January 2001.
The full document can be seen here.