BT ‘clarifies’ broadband definition

Pokes fun at rivals

BT has taken a swipe at ISPs who market sub-500k services as "broadband".

In a press release today announcing the news that it is now flogging router modems specifically for gamers to wire up their Xbox or Playstation 2 consoles for broadband, BT threw in this mischievous comment.

"For clarity, BT's definition of broadband is a connection of 500kbps or more. Some other providers are currently claiming mid-band connections as broadband and these are not able to provide the same internet experience for customers."

Only last week Tiscali UK announced it was introducing a 150Kbps "broadband" package for £15.99 a month.

And it didn't take long for BT and AOL to condemn the claim that a 150k service is broadband. ®

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