Telecoms bosses summoned as Cameron moves to curb bills


The heads of major telecoms companies have been summoned to Whitehall today as the Coalition government moves to curb telephone and broadband bills.

The four UK mobile phone operators, EE, O2, Vodafone and 3, will appear alongside broadband suppliers BT, BSkyB, Virgin and TalkTalk at a summit organised by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The Coalition is pushing for assurances that price inflation will be kept under control, and will look at outlawing mid-contract price rises.

According to the Guardian, an industry source said: “The Coalition are recognising that they are losing the energy debate and they need to change the narrative.

“What they would really like is for people to set limits on phone bills in the way that credit card companies already do. Their main thrust seems to be bill shock.”

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