BTopenworld responds to broadband bonanza

Reductions from 5 March...

Reductions from 5 March...

BTopenworld, BT's ISP business, has unveiled its plans in the light of the telco's dramatic slashing of wholesale price cuts for broadband access. The company said it will offer Plug & Go ADSL from 5 March to its Home 500 and Business 500 customers for £29.99 per month - a price cut of £10. Orders before 31 May will see the £65 activation charge waived. The announcement is significant because other internet providers such as AOL, Freeserve and UUNet/Pipex wanting to offer an ADSL service have to use BT Wholesale and BTopenworld cannot be seen to be benefiting from sharing a parent company. Oftel has said it is keeping an eye on how competitive the set up is.