UK Online (www.ukonline.net), one of the brands within the BSkyB/Easynet group has today announced a shift from consumer to a 'dedicated micro business provider' targeting the small business market. Since the purchase of the Easynet group by BSkyB, the Sky Broadband service aimed at consumers has taken the country by storm, challenging companies such as Virgin Media for the triple-play television-broadband-internet market.
With Easynet being an established business focussed provider, this has given UK Online the ideal opportunity to become a specialist in the small business market.
"Small businesses are currently choosing from either low priced consumer services or high priced business packages designed for the larger SME. They are desperate for a well supported but reasonably priced professional broadband service from someone that understands their unique needs.Chris Stening (Managing Director), UK Online
As part of this change, UK Online launched a new broadband service from £19.99+VAT per month for those in supported BSkyB LLU areas covering 61% of the country. Those outside the LLU area are able to receive a similar service for £29.99+VAT. This will include 24x7 freephone support and offers an 'up to 8 meg' experience (with upload speeds of 448-768 Kbps depending on LLU availability). It also includes a free domain, and e-mail and security software from McAfee. An activation fee of £25+VAT applies.
Existing UK Online residential customers will not be affected by this decision and will continue to be able to receive the services they are subscribed to.