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AOL lays into BT

Monopolistic UK telco British Telecom has taken another beating over internet access charges today, this time from AOL UK. In a letter posted over on The Register, AOL UK's director of corporate communications had this to say about BT's latest "free" internet access proposal -

If you don't know what all the hoo-hah is about, AltaVista recently announced plans to introduce unmetered net access to the UK (which currently has to pay by the minute for internet access). They were closely followed by NTL's offer of completely free unmetered access. BT responded by rehashing their SurfTime proposal, which is still the most expensive of the three and, despite their claims, definitely isn't comparable to US charges.

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