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Internet service provider Be has revealed its doubts over the benefits of Google's proposed fibre-optic broadband network.

Tom Williams and Alina Chung, who are the company's Head of Operations and Online Product Manager respectively, have suggested that the move may impact on the "freedom of the web".

In a blog posting on Be's official website, Mr Williams said the launch of the network in the US could potentially increase Google's dominance over the web and added that "monopolies are never good".

Ms Chung added that the company could also know about everything that consumers do when working or spending leisure time online.

"If they have a point of disagreement with a specific governing institution, are they going to be able to completely cut me off from information if I depend on them for both my access and my source of information?" she questioned.

Be recently confirmed plans to hold the next event in its series of social meeting with consumers.

It is set to take place at the Golden Fleece in London.

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