BT announces first fibre broadband prices
BT Retail will start selling up to 40Mbits/sec fibre broadband from £20 per month, the company has announced.
The company will offer two packages to customers: the £20 per month deal will see upload speeds limited to up to 2Mbits/sec and will impose a 20GB monthly download cap. It also attracts a £50 connection charge.
The £25 per month deal abolishes the connection charge and the data cap, and raises the maximum upload speed to a relatively impressive 10Mbits/sec.
BT has been trialling the technology in Muswell Hill, Whitchurch and Glasgow Halfway, and the company expects to add a further four million fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) homes and businesses by the end of December 2010, rising to 10 million by mid 2012.
According to BT, 25% of these homes will also be offered the much faster fibre-to-the-premise technology, with potential speeds of up to 100Mbits/sec.
The fibre lines will be rolled out alongside BT’s ADSL services, including the up to 20Mbits/sec ADSL2+ and the standard up to 8Mbits/sec ADSL Max.
The company is dubbing the fibre service BT Infinity, and claims it will be pitched at multiple PC households or those looking to stream HD video content.
BT does, of course, offer its own internet television-on-demand service, BT Vision, which has so far failed to meet the company’s initial lofty sales expectations.