Superfast broadband priority lanes opened for business
BT Business has unveiled the pricing of fibre broadband services for business customers.
BT has been trialling fibre broadband in Cardiff, Glasgow and London as it moves towards rolling out so-called 'superfast' broadband to 40 per cent of the UK by summer 2012.
The telco estimates fibre will be made available to around 500,000 homes and businesses from 31 fibre-enabled exchanges by late February, and to 2.5 million premises by late summer. By the end of the year BT reckons four million UK premises will be able to get superfast broadband.
For business users willing to sign a two-year contract with BT, the cheapest fibre tariff is £30 per month. This tariff - BT Business Total Broadband Fibre - has download speeds of up to 40Mbps and upload speeds of up to 2Mbps.
The same package is also available on a one-year contract for slightly more - £35 per month.
A second fibre package is aimed at businesses with greater upload needs. The BT Business Total Broadband Fibre Plus package also comes with up to 40Mbps download speeds but has upload speeds of up to 10Mbps.
On a two-year contract Fibre Plus costs £45 per month - or £50 per month on a one-year contract.
All business fibre tariffs have a £75 connection charge.
The fibre packages also have 500 wi-fi minutes each, and 'unlimited' monthly data usage allowance that is nonetheless subject to BT's fair usage policy.
BT Business said fibre services will give business traffic priority at times of contention.
The telco revealed pricing for its consumer superfast broadband offerings last week.