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LibertySurf accuses France Telecom of ADSL overpricing

French ISP Liberty Surf has attacked France Telecom for charging too much for access to its ADSL services.
Written by Suzanna Kerridge, Contributor

French ISP Liberty Surf has attacked France Telecom for charging too much for access to its ADSL services.

LibertySurf has filed a complaint with French telecoms regulator ART asking that the French incumbent be made to lower the price it charges rivals to rent ADSL network space for their high-speed internet access services. Eric Denoyer, director general of LibertySurf, claimed France Telecom needs to reduce the price by about 50 per cent. He said that in the time leading up to unbundling the French local loop - scheduled to take place on 1 January - France Telecom is selling its ADSL offering at an inflated price. Increasing the network rental price, he said, means rivals have to raise their ADSL prices to users by as much as FF200 (£18.40), making France Telecom's Netissimo service look cheaper by comparison. France Telecom was unavailable for comment.
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