BT unveils fibre-optic based broadband tariffs

22 Jan 2010

British fixed line incumbent BT has revealed the pricing structure for its high speed fibre-optic based broadband services. The telco has announced that existing and new customers will be able to sign up for the new service, which will be offered under the BT Infinity banner, from GBP19.99 (USD32.44) per month, for which they will receive download speeds of up to 40Mbps and upload speeds of up to 2Mbps, with a 20GB monthly usage allowance. A higher level package, costing GBP24.99 per month will also be available, offering unlimited downloads and a higher uplink speed of 10Mbps. Gavin Patterson, chief executive officer of BT Retail, said of the development: ‘The internet is essential to our customers’ lives and they are demanding more and more as richer and even more compelling services become available. BT Infinity gives customers the capacity and reliability they need in an instant and at a great value price they can afford. We want to give our customers the best possible online experience and are committed to rolling out super-fast speeds across the UK.’

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, BT announced last month that it was planning to speed up the rollout of its fibre-optic broadband network so that it is ready in time for the start of the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Having initially aimed to complete the rollout by March 2013, it revealed it now expects to finish work by June 2012. The telco is spending around GBP1.5 billion on the fibre infrastructure, which when fully rolled out will reach approximately 40% of the UK’s households.

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach)