BT Wants at Least £80 a Month for 1Gbps Fibre

By Gary Cutlack on at

BT has stuck some prices out there for its forthcoming 1Gbps FTTP options, and, well, it's quite a lot if you're thinking of just getting it to make yourself marginally better at online games.

The cost per connection to BT's wholesale customers -- those that will add a bit on and resell it to the likes of us -- has been pegged at £80, plus VAT. That's quite a lot, but perhaps not entirely terrible if you've got seven children who will only be quiet when streaming HD content to their seven separate devices.

The scheme goes live on the 7th of December, when ISPs will be able to order the 500Mbps connections for £55 per month, with the 1Gbps/220Mbps upload package hitting the big 8-0.

Openreach boss Clive Selley said: "We’ve been working closely with our wholesale CP customers to develop these new ultrafast products, and we expect the new higher speed services will be of particular interest to small and medium businesses. This is another example of how our mixed technology approach is getting the fastest possible speeds to the largest number of people in the shortest possible timeframe."

The plan is to get these lines to two million premises by 2020. [ISP Review via Techradar]

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