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BT Openworld has threatened around 40 of its broadband satellite customers that it might have to cap their service if they continue to hog bandwidth.

In a letter to customers BT's ISP has warned them that they have been "using an excessive amount of bandwidth on a regular basis".

And unless they curtail their usage, then BT Openworld warned: "We will soon have to start imposing bandwidth limitations on your account at peak hours so that all our customers have a fair share of bandwidth."

Of course, instead of imposing a restriction, BT Openworld wants to work with those heavy users in a bid to help them manage their usage more effectively.

A spokesman for BT Openworld told The Register that it did not want to cap usage or kick anyone off the service for over-use and hoped that those people contacted would co-operate.

Indeed, when BT Openworld warned satellite customers last September about over-use, the matter was resolved without any further action on BT's behalf, he said. ®

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