DSL Portability Comes To The UK?

from the well,-look-at-that dept

One of the most annoying things about a broadband connection is that, unlike with a phone connection, it’s often quite a pain to switch providers — sometimes involving extended periods without service, multiple installs, and completely redoing work that’s already been done. In an attempt to show that they really can regulate themselves, and don’t need government officials bothering them, a bunch of ISPs in the UK have come up with a voluntary plan to make it easier for UK DSL customers to switch providers (mostly) seamlessly. Of course, it helps when there are a lot of providers and they’re all using the same wholesaler, as is the case in the UK.

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