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Oftel wants to standardise payment arrangements for unmetered services.

Currently, operators have to pay BT in advance for unmetered capacity. the telecoms regulator wants to make sure unmetered capacity is paid in arrears – just like metered capacity.

This proposal is part a clutch of otherwise highly technical and nit-picking issues in which Oftel is seeking clarification.

In a statement, David Edmonds, head of Oftel, said: "The proposals announced today further support the development of unmetered Internet access in the UK by clarifying the obligations on BT." ®

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