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The battle for broadband Britain has begun in earnest, with announcements from telecommunications providers heralding what many observers expect to become a fully-fledged price war between British Telecom (BT), Telewest and NTL. From 1 April, BT will cut wholesale prices for broadband from £25 per month to £14.75. The UK is currently lagging so far behind most of its peers in the take-up of broadband services that the situation has become something of an embarrassment for the Government. Many law firm IT directors have high hopes for better, cheaper services as the providers get serious about keeping their customers happy.

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