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BT blasts Ofcom over 'unfair' new rules benefiting rivals

BT has hit out at industry regulator Ofcom for imposing what it described as “unfair” rules on Britain’s biggest telecom company, claiming that they benefit rivals such as BSkyB and TalkTalk who gain wholesale access to its network at “artificially low prices”.

The Big Question: Should water bills be going down even further than

The water regulator, Ofwat, has set the amount water companies can charge in England and Wales for the next five years, 2010 to 2015. Scottish water companies have been told they cannot raise bills for a year from April, while Northern Ireland bills will be announced next month.