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. ®