The UK’s biggest cable telephony company, NTL, has announced a subscription-free, unmetered Internet-access service.
NTL’s offer - live from April 17 - is open to everyone, not just current customers and those within its cable areas. Subscribers must sign up to NTL’s telephone service and agree to spend at least £10 per month on telephone bills.
NTL boss Barclay Knapp says the company will make its money from the sale of related packages, such as digital TV services.
In a consultation document released yesterday, Oftel said competition was “developing slower than expected” and hinted at an extension of price controls after the price-control formula expires in July.
BT hit-out at the findings, with a spokesman claiming Oftel had “underestimated the level of competition”.
If BT contests Oftel’s decision, current price controls will continue until the disagreement is settled by the government’s Competition Commission.