ISPA raises concerns with BT over direct Net plan

ISPA (Internet Service Providers Association) last week met with BT to discuss, among other things, the controversial 'Click' project which BT plans to launch in September, threatening ISP revenues by offering Internet access direct to BT customers at a penny a minute.In what was described by sources as a "subdued meeting" BT outlined its plans for the project without engaging in discussions about its percieved abuse of monopoly position.

ISPA (Internet Service Providers Association) last week met with BT to discuss, among other things, the controversial 'Click' project which BT plans to launch in September, threatening ISP revenues by offering Internet access direct to BT customers at a penny a minute.

In what was described by sources as a "subdued meeting" BT outlined its plans for the project without engaging in discussions about its percieved abuse of monopoly position.

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of ISPA, reaffirmed his organisation's commitment to spotlight its concerns with the telecommunications watchdog Oftel. "We have met with BT and we are meeting with Oftel tomorrow (24 June)," he says.

Tomorrow's meeting will be a chance for ISPA to air its concerns over BT's controversial plans.

ZDNet News will file a report by close of play tomorrow.