BT low-cost Net link for schools

BT has been given permission to charge schools a special low rate for access to the Internet by telecoms regulator Oftel.

BT has been given permission to charge schools a special low rate

for access to the Internet by telecoms regulator Oftel.



Schools will be able to use the Net for up to ten hours a day for pounds

445 a year - a third of the usual connection fee charged by BT .



The deal follows a pledge by Labour to connect every school to the Net,

and Prime Minister Tony Blair’s move to consult Microsoft about UK

schools’ access.