BRITISH REGULATOR PUTS CEILING ON COST OF BT'S LOCAL LOOP.

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UK telecoms regulator Ofcom announced in a statement on September 7 that it has set a maximum price the erstwhile monopoly BT can charge its competitors for access to the local loop in an effort to encourage the development of broadband internet access. The ceiling has been set at 81.85 pounds (about euro 121) per telephone line, for complete unbundled access to the local loop, the final copper wire linking subscribers to a telephone exchange. Access to the local loop enables BT's competitors like Centrica subsidiary One.Tel to offer packages combining telephony and broadband internet access. "The ceiling has been set at a level to promote competition on the broadband internet market by...

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