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BT to Extend UK Superfast Broadband Discount But Only in Specific Areas

Friday, Aug 24th, 2012 (8:58 am) - Score 672

BTOpenreach has proposed to extend a special offer, which slashed the £80 +vat one-off connection fee for new superfast broadband (FTTC or FTTP) lines down to just £30, for another two months. But there’s a catch, the extended offer would only be available to “specific geographies” around England.

At present most ISP customers who take both a new phone line (BT WLR or LLU MPF) and superfast broadband (FTTC/P) service together (Simultaneous Provide), which also allows you to move house without suffering a break in service, should be able to benefit from the discount until 30th September 2012 (provided your ISP has passed the savings on).

BTOpenreach now wants to see the end-date for this offer extended from 30th September to 30th November 2012, albeit with the caveat that this would “be available only in specific geographies” of London and North West England. A full list of the related telephone exchanges can be found in BT’s updated pricing document (scroll to the bottom).

Sadly the operator doesn’t say precisely why it only intends to target those specific areas, although clearly they believe that it’s necessary to improve uptake. BTOpenreach has already requested a waiver from Ofcom to the standard notification periods in order to extend the offer, which is usually granted.

By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on X (Twitter), Mastodon, Facebook and .
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