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A new Internet lobby group has been launched committed to campaigning for unlimited broadband services.

AntiCap UK wants to become the voice of all those Net users who get a rough ride from bully-boy broadband service providers.

AntiCap was formed following the wave of protests that accompanied NTL's decision to cap its broadband service. AntiCap's primary focus is to get the cableco to overturn its 1GB per day data download limit, but it is also ready to oppose any move by other ISPs to "unreasonably cap their residential customers".

This stand is based on a genuine fear that the capping of NTL's service earlier this year could signal a move by other operators to meter broadband services.

Today's official launch of AntiCap UK - which is already being hailed as the successor to CUT, the lobby group that did so much to get unmetered dial-up Net access in the UK - coincides with an unconfirmed report that NTL has kicked off one of its users citing abuse of bandwidth levels.

NTLhell.co.uk has published an email from someone claiming that NTL terminated their account because they "abused the service".

A spokesman for NTL was unable to confirm whether this was the case but said he was looking into the matter. ®

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