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Cheaper broadband for rural areas

January 20, 2011

Rural parts of the UK could be set for cheaper broadband under plans set out by Ofcom.

The communications regulator has proposed reductions in the prices BT can charge ISPs in parts of the country where BT is the sole provider of wholesale broadband services.

Ofcom wants BT to reduce its wholesale charges by between 10.75 per cent and 14.75 per cent below the RPI measure of inflation. The plan could benefit an estimated three million homes and businesses.

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