LETTERS: BT finds it easy to promise

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Sir: Your claim ("Blair, BT and smoke-filled rooms," 6 October) that there are 54,711 schools in the UK has caused shock waves in the educational supply industry.

There are, in fact, only 33,000 schools in the UK, of which about 5,000 have Internet connection to our service "Schools Internet".

I suspect British Telecom included playgroups for mums and toddlers - which, in fact, then takes the total to around 54,000.

Is BT really going to supply modems to each and every playgroup?


Tony Attwood


Hamilton House