Newnet (www.newnet.co.uk) has announced an increase in ADSL charges which will take effect from the next invoice date as of 1st February 2007 for existing customers and immediately for new customers. The company has been one of the choices for high bandwidth users recently due to its competitive pricing structure.
"NewNet has seen a tremendous growth in the broadband user base over the past 12 months. As the year has progressed more users consumed more bandwidth than ever before. For a while, customers on LITE and Office services were effectively subsidising users on other services where bandwidth usage has sharply increased. In order to continue offering uncapped and fully open service NewNet are increasing charges on a number of services and also raising the charges for additional over quota bandwidth purchased in advance or in arrears. NewNet LITE and Office services recurring charges remain unchanged."NewNet Statement
The recurring charges for entry-level product NewNet LITE and Office service which have no excess bandwidth charges remain unchanged.
The "Home S" package cost rises from £18.95/month to £21.95/month whilst the Home B rises from £21.96 to £34.95/month with 25 and 60GB usage included respectively inclusive of VAT. Extra usage is charged at £7 per 10GB when purchased in advance or £3.90 per 3GB in arrears. These prices also assume payment is by direct debit.
Business broadband packages are priced at £30 (Business S), £40 (Business B) and £60 (Business S) excluding VAT.
Several users on our forums have indicated their plans to leave NewNet for another service provider. Whilst a price rise is unfortunate, it should avoid NewNet experiencing the same problems as several providers which are no longer in business.