The once familiar sound of a modem dialing a phone number and the squawking sound of computers handshaking continues its decline into obscurity as the
Once the service is suspended the company will only be offering broadband internet access.
However, a rural lobby group, the
BT disputes the claim saying that just a few thousand of its customers still use the older dial-up connection, which happens to be more expensive for the consumer than its broadband service.
BT estimates that, following the closure of the dial up service, only 1,000 or so of the affected homes won't be able to access broadband.
Customers who cannot migrate to broadband connections are being offered a transfer to
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