Easynet Connect, the small-to-medium business arm of Easynet (owned by BSkyB), have launched a fixed price fibre based Internet access product to businesses inside the M25. The fibre product will give customers who connect an uncontended symmetric 100meg connection for £15,000 a year with 99.9% availability, 24x7 monitoring and a guaranteed fix time. A £5,000 setup applies, although additional charges could be due if mandatory wayleaves or non-standard construction is required.
This is the first time a fixed price service of this kind has been offered. Usually for leased-line based services costs vary depending on how far away you are from the nearest point of presence of the provider. This type of product is ideal if you require a high quality, high bandwidth product and find DSL based services not up to these requirements.
"Over the last fifteen years we have seen an unrelenting requirement for more and more bandwidth. Customers who get our 100 Mbps service for a market leading price today also have the assurance that their connection is future proofed because of fibre's unlimited bandwidth potential. Fibre is also particularly well suited to those who need the most reliable internet connection as they move to cloud computing."Chris Stening, (Managing Director) Easynet Connect