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Terms featured in the government's digital economy bill will only initially affect broadband providers with more than 400,000 subscribers, it has been revealed.

In a blog posting, Timico Chief Executive Trefor Davies revealed that Ofcom has confirmed the new legislation will only impact on seven internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK and will not include mobile broadband.

However, there are plans to ensure that the code will be used in relation to all broadband companies whose consumers share files illegally.

"Downloaders who migrate to an ISP not included in the soft launch of the code will eventually be covered as Ofcom follows the traffic," Mr Davies revealed.

He added that Ofcom is also analysing copyright infringement levels, as well as what is preventing the creation of innovative new business models.

TalkTalk has been a long-standing critic of the anti-filesharing legislation and launched the Don't Disconnect Us campaign to raise awareness of its opposition.

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