Feeds

Tiscali questions new BT charges

Tiscali responds to BT's cease charge

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Tiscali complained today that BT's decision to charge ISPs which do not provide MAC numbers to departing customers was unfair.

As we reported yesterday, BT will introduce a cessation charge of £33.75 from May next year which will be issued to any ISP failing to volunteer migration authorisation codes (MAC). The number helps make the transition between providers go smoothly.

But Tiscali UK has expressed anger at the planned penalty charge.

Tiscali said "it is hard to understand and justify the new £33.75 cease charge, when it has never been levied before."

The ISP also said that it hopes Ofcom will be investigating BT's new pricing structure for its Wholesale IPstream – seen by some as a major blow to ISPs which heavily rely on Local Loop Unbundling (LLU).

A BT Broadband spokesperson said that it fully adheres to the voluntary process for submitting MAC codes to BT and that it "firmly supports Ofcom's proposals to make it mandatory."

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...
Guess they don't like our battery-draining update?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.