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A leading broadband commentator has described the recent debate over BT's new content delivery system as "a fuss over nothing".

Trefor Davies, Chief Technology Officer at Timico, noted that the launch of the product had caused some "consternation amongst the net neutrality fraternity", with some critics believing it paves the way for the development of a two-tier internet.

He noted that there are already content delivery networks in place online, and BT's is merely another one to add to the list.

Mr Davies urged politicians to "sit on the fence" over the new service, at least until the full practicalities of the product become apparent – particularly with regards competition issues.

"Ofcom might want to consider taking a microscope to the product though, just to be on the safe side," he stated, based upon BT's significant market presence.

"It certainly could add to the argument in favour of breaking up BT into its components."

The Open Rights Group is among the major advocates of net neutrality – the principle that all broadband data traffic should be treated as equal.

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