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View Full Version : Net access to be part of standard telephone service in UK


Ugg
Jul 23, 2003, 07:20 PM
link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3089319.stm)

For the first time, UK internet access is being included in the telephone services that all customers should get as standard.

The new guidelines also demand that BT and Kingston Communications give all customers this net access at a minimum speed.

Users who are not able to access the net via a dial-up account at this speed will be able to demand that their telephone provider do something about it.

Pretty cool stuff really, I've always thought of access as being a separate item but anymore it really shouldn't be. The US is a little different though with the new law stating that the telcos don't have to open up their lines to alternative DSL providers.

bennetsaysargh
Jul 23, 2003, 08:44 PM
too bad broadband is here. cable companies should make it standard for cable.

MrMacMan
Jul 23, 2003, 09:55 PM
WHY DOES THE U.S SUCK SO MUCH?

:dies:

Our system is costly, and for many slow connection speeds. :(