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Ultrafast ISP Wessex Internet Cuts Prices and Boosts Data Allowances

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 (11:34 am) - Score 641

Rural ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which deploys superfast wireless broadband (50Mbps) and some ultrafast (up to 1000Mbps) fibre optic services to premises in parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire (England), has reduced some of their charges and boosted usage allowances.

Apparently all new and existing customers will benefit from the “largest changes in [our] history“, which will give users bigger data allowances, lower out of bundle data charges, unlimited off-peak usage, on-site servicing for no extra charge and a FREE router upgrade (RSP £100).

Wessex Internet’s Changes

• At least 50% more data for FREE for every package. This huge free increase in the monthly data allowance means customers can now enjoy Wessex Internet’s award winning, superfast service even more. What’s more, for both the Family+ and Home Worker packages, then they are giving a massive 75% increase!

• Lower out of bundle data charges for Family, Family+ and Home Worker packages. Should customers exceed their monthly data transfer, Wessex Internet’s out of bundle usage charges have decreased by up to 50%. The low contention and consistency of the network is down to careful management of customer traffic, something that is not possible with ‘truly unlimited data’.

• Unlimited data in off-peak periods for Family+ and Home Worker packages. Need to backup large amounts of files overnight or are a night owl? Wessex Internet are now giving customers free off peak unlimited data.

•On-site servicing for no extra charge, separate line rental now includes on-site support for no extra charge. Wessex Internet are separating their ‘line rental’ from their broadband charge, and there’s no hidden price increase. This will make it easier for new customers to compare their prices to the competition, plus Wessex are now including free on-site support for the radio/fibre equipment they supply to customers.

• FREE router upgrade (RSP £100) when signing up to a 24 month contract, and only £40 when signing up to 12 months. The dual-band Asus RT-N56U router, with Gigabit Ethernet ports, is a great upgrade choice for customers on the single-band TP-Link or Netgear routers that were previously supplied. Wi-Fi coverage may improve slightly as well.

Just to clarify, all the package prices remain the same and in fact some customers will have lower charges as a result of these changes. But existing customers do apparently need to request to be switched and upgraded to benefit from all this.

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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 Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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3 Responses
  1. Avatar Chris Conder says:

    Nice one.
    And copper phone line charges will continue to increase because of the high overheads with obsolete technology. Also copper has a lot of fat cats and shareholders to pay. 😉

    At least with wifi and fibre the costs are far less and maintenance is minimal compared to crappy copper and aluminium, some phone lines have been in since victorian times and not looked after since privatisation. I dread to think how many engineers are needed to try to keep them working. Costs a fortune in carbon footprint too.

    1. Avatar GNewton says:

      While I agree that long distance wireless, or of course fibre, is more appropriate for today’s internet needs, the maintenance costs for old copper/aluminium lines is still lower on average than digging up the road for new fibre ducts, at least in the short term. The real issues are the wrong broadband policies by the government, and the giving away of taxpayer’s money to the near-monopoly company BT via BDUK schemes for no ROI. Add to this lack of transparency for many BDUK projects, such as hiding behind dubious commercial confidentiality clauses, and you get an idea about how miuch of a farce the BDUK really is.

      In view of this, it is commendable that there are still some altnets out there who are brave enough to stand up to this BT Goliath.

    2. Avatar Bill Lewis says:

      Hi Chris,

      We are doing similar here, spending a load of cash on upgrading all 5 of our networks (across 5 counties) , to hell with the BT state funded fiasco, even though in Sussex at least they are hell bent on over building our networks with FTTP no less!

      What we and other companies like us out there are doing is making the genuine investment to provide a better service , just like B4RN and doing our best to compete against a backdrop of massive state aid and massive incompetence combined.

      you really want to see how much effort and public money is going into this locally here. Fibre is being ran miles over poles and underground to reach remote groups of 2 properties and 5 properties respectively. All these properties are with Kijoma for 40 Mbps Broadband and telephone with no desire to go back to wires and line rental. Yet the money is being spent regardless.

      The level of construction work involved is mind boggling and really needs to be seen to be believed. Would be great if the “confidential” cost of all this was leaked out.

      Other areas nearby (over the hill) not covered by Kijoma with sub 1 Mbps ADSL have been told they will have to wait until there is money for them later. Madness!

      Bill – Kijoma , Providing Super Fast Broadband since 2005

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