BT will pull the cable on dial up internet services from this Sunday.
The 1st of September will see an end to BT Dial up connections which still supply some of the UKs most rural areas with internet access.
Cutting the service will understandably disrupted some dial up users; however BT has ensured that the majority of these have a compatible broadband alternative available to them. Approximately 1000 properties will be left without any form of internet access due to the location being too far from the nearest exchange to support a broadband connection.
The developments in high speed internet and the increasing availability of Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) means KB per second dial up connections are so few and far between there is no reason for BT to continue supplying and managing the service.