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The cost of residential broadband services in Britain is 20 per cent more expensive than similar products in the US, according to an Oftel-sponsored benchmarking survey for October 2000.

The per-month cost of residential broadband services in Britain was £40, compared to £37 in France, £31 in Germany and just £32 in the US.

The results for business, however, were mixed. Generally, the UK was ahead of France but behind Germany and the US in terms of price and variety of services on offer.

David "Harry Potter" Edmonds, head boy of the winged watchdog, said: "While the survey shows that UK prices were somewhat less favourable compared to the other countries surveyed, DSL and cable modem services in the UK are still at an early stage of rollout and take-up."

He said prices should fall further as competition and choice for broadband services continues to grow. Hah! ®

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