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BT Openreach UK Confirm 6 Month FTTC Superfast Broadband Price Cut in 2013

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 (8:38 am) - Score 983
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BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has announced that ISPs offering its up to 80Mbps capable superfast broadband (FTTC) service will from next year be able to discount the connection fee to £30 +vat (normally £80) for a period of 6 months.

The new Simultaneous Provide (SIM) based discount, which is set to run from 1st January 2013 to 30th June 2013, will only be available to FTTC customers who also take the service alongside a newly ordered copper phone line (WLR or MPF). This also covers BTWholesale lines and Fully Unbundled (MPF) lines that have been stopped for greater than 90 days.

The new discount can also be combined with an ISPs existing 80Mbps FTTC launch offers. As usual Openreach will initially charge the full connection price but will then credit ISPs for new copper phone line provides on the subsequent bill.

It should be said that not all ISPs choose to pass such savings on to their customers, although others have used it to make more attractive “free connection” promotions for their packages.

Openreach 2013 FTTC Discount Details
http://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/products/pricing/notificationDetails.do?data=ThQLPOgdo8c…

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3 Responses
  1. Avatar cyclope

    Which if you can afford the cost or need a new line is good news

    But if you already have an existing line then you get nothing ,nothing for being loyal The date it starts is no suprise either, because they are also jacking up their liner rental and calling plan charges in January too,

    And on another note the reduced price is all it should normally cost anyway, all they provide is a filtered faceplate oh, and a few meters of cat 5 cable, and FTTC is not available on a monthly contract all , and ISP’s have little control of things like Interleave/Fastpath Disabling DLM ect

  2. Avatar Deduction

    Step right folks up get a discount when you buy our latest tech product….. All you need to do is pay for a decades old service also.

    And that was the day BT joined the carnival fairground.

  3. Avatar netguy

    @cyclope ‘The date it starts is no suprise either, because they are also jacking up their liner rental and calling plan charges in January too,’ However, there’s no need to take the line from BT itself, and you can choose any ISP which offers both line rental and fibre.

    I’ve ‘missed out’ on the 5 pound a month deal (for 3 months) from PlusNet (because the FTTC launch due at end of September where I am was postponed until December) so with a bit of luck, I might at least get them to reduce the cost of one or other part of what they would charge – heck, they offer free fibre install if you start using them for phone line rental, so maybe I can get them to knock 50 quid off the normal ‘new phone line’ fee of 49 quid 🙂

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