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Ofcom Threaten Fines Over Broadband Mis-selling

Posted: 21st Dec, 2006 By: MarkJ
Ofcom has today reiterated threats to fine operators and ISP's that brake industry rules, including the new broadband migration code changes:

Firms flouting these rules, which come into force in February, and other regulations will potentially face a maximum penalty of up to 10% of their turnover.

Ofcom stressed that the broadband market was generally working well for consumers but added that it had a duty to deal with a "minority" of cases where people were being short-changed.

"You will see a crackdown on rogue operators that are trying to implement scams and those companies dealing in unfair methods of competition," an Ofcom spokesman said.

They haven't said anything terribly new, but this time the message is being aimed squarely at providers. More @ BBC News Online.
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