The United Kingdom’s telecom regulator Oftel, or Office of Telecommunications, has ordered the powerful British Telecommunications (BT) to produce a new pricing structure designed to bring unmetered Internet access to the British. Until now, the company has been in a position to set prices for rival telecoms forced to use BT’s network. The new system will be implemented, in stages, starting February 2001. Analysts expect the cost of Net access to fall to US levels. A spokesperson for BT warned that, “unmetered mass access can have a potentially devastating impact on the telephone infrastructure of the nation”.