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30/08/2013

BT To End Its Dial-Up Internet Access

BT have announced that on 1 September it will turn off its dial-up internet service.

The telecommunications company say the service is only used by a "tiny minority" of its 6.8 million customers.

BT informed its remaining dial-up customers of the switch-off in May this year, saying that most have opted for an alternative, faster, broadband service, however, some customers in rural areas will likely struggle to find online access due to unavailability of broadband.

It is understood that some 1,000 customers will no longer have any internet access after the switch-off, as their phone lines are unable to support the new technology.

(MH/JP)

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