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BT Infinity business prices revealed
Monday 25 January 2010 15:06:21 by John Hunt

Following on from the announcement last week of BT's 40meg fibre optic broadband based on fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology, business pricing has been released today for the equivalent to the residential services.

As expected, the prices are a bit higher than the consumer options. The basic package offers 40Mbps download speeds and 2Mbps upload speeds, with a change from the consumer based product being a guaranteed stable connection of 12Mbps throughput. Pricing is £30 per month (ex-VAT) with a one-off £75 connection charge. The 'plus' package has the higher 10Mbps upload speed and also includes priority fault resolution. Both options include an unlimited usage allowance, but are subject to a fair usage policy. Pricing is based on a 24-month contract. A 12-month option is available but costs an extra £5 per month. More details available on the BT business broadband website. As always with DSL based products, speeds come with an 'up to' qualification and will vary depending on the distance to the cabinet which serves your phone line.

Further details for the fair usage policy are now available for the consumer packages. The 'unlimited' package is subject to network management which means that if you are a very heavy user, BT will "significantly" reduce speeds at peak times (usually between 5pm and midnight, but they are subject to loading on the network). This is designed to protect the network from particularly heavy users generating a poor service for everyone else. Full details of the fair usage policy can be read at the BT website.

Comments

Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
Oh dear as i feared looks like the service is pointless, especially with regards to business and having a nice fast upload..... Looking at the BT site seems it comes down to a choice of having a 20Gig monthly cap or a so called unlimited service which is infact Traffic Managed rubbish... Bonded LLU ADSL2+ options for serious use still look the best option... Pity this BT FTTC lark had potential.
Posted by TonyHoyle over 7 years ago
I just booked my FTTC install with AAISP.. no traffic management or any of that rubbish. £50 install, £21 a month (plus data), 12 month min. Given that the overnight rate is 1Tb/Unit I'd be hard pressed to use it all up...
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
quote"I just booked my FTTC install with AAISP.. no traffic management or any of that rubbish."

Peak time limit from what i see is 1.25gig a month. To use it seriously (lets say full speed for just 2 hours a day) That tariff will cost you hundreds.
Also i see no mention of 1Tb.... http://www.aaisp.net.uk/broadband-FC.html
100gig off peak. As standard included, 1Tb would cost you thousands
Posted by TonyHoyle over 7 years ago
1Tb is the overnight rate 2am-6am. Daytime doesn't matter to me as I'm at work, so only the evening rate 6pm->2am is relevant.

You have to go over 150gb/mo evening usage before you even go over the 2 unit minimum.. and even 500gb/mo would only push you up to 6 units a month (£40).

http://www.aaisp.net.uk/broadband-units.html

Just select FTTC and plug some numbers in.
Posted by Dixinormous over 7 years ago
http://skyhispeedbb.com/ is more interesting tbh
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
quote"1Tb is the overnight rate 2am-6am."

I still can not see anything relating to Tb's.

quote"Daytime doesn't matter to me as I'm at work, so only the evening rate 6pm->2am is relevant."

Understood, neither would be great for daytime home or business use though IMO

quote"You have to go over 150gb/mo evening usage before you even go over the 2 unit minimum.. and even 500gb/mo would only push you up to 6 units a month (£40)."

Agreed as long as you dont use it in the daytime its better than BTs deal. Otherwise still a bit poor IMO
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
quote"http://skyhispeedbb.com/ is more interesting tbh"

Indeed next couple of years will be intersting, no doubt there will be far better deals than BTs offerings.
Posted by Capn over 7 years ago
Can't see why anyone would go with BT Retail when pretty much every reseller ISP is better. They should stick to the putting cables down and just selling the capacity instead of making us watch boring Kris Marshall adverts.
Posted by TonyHoyle over 7 years ago
http://www.aaisp.net.uk/broadband-units.html

"between 2am and 6am usage is metered at 1000GB/unit."

It's listed as a 'special' but AAISP have always had a night rate (previously unmetered) as overally usage over that time is very low so I can't see it going anywhere.

The LLU stuff will be interesting - not sure how they're going to do it.. LLU on a per-cab would be dreadfully expensive.. LLU at the exchange means it's still going over BT infrastructure from the cab. Still, it *should* be able to get rid of those twin horrors, DLM and BRAS.
Posted by c_j_ over 7 years ago
"Otherwise still a bit poor IMO "

You see it as a bit poor. Others might see it as AAISP having the foresight to avoid the same fate as Entanet and others; once the hordes of mickeytakers signed up for Enta's obviously unsustainable tariffs, the rest was inevitable. Pick a tariff structure that will discourage mickeytakers whilst having no real effect on sane customers.
Posted by tomozj over 7 years ago
The "significantly reduced speed" for heavy users on the BT network is usually under 1mbit at peak times even on the 40mbit product, fyi.
Posted by Dixinormous over 7 years ago
Tony - On FTTC LLU is done from the exchange and there is zero contention, guaranteed, between exchange and cabinet. However all lines will have DLM, this will be Openreach applying the DLM not BT Wholesale.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 7 years ago
quote"
http://www.aaisp.net.uk/broadband-units.html

"between 2am and 6am usage is metered at 1000GB/unit."

It's listed as a 'special' but AAISP have always had a night rate (previously unmetered) as overally usage over that time is very low so I can't see it going anywhere."

Ah right spotted it now, though it looks like a misprint as the calculator thing starts at 100gig off peak and goes upto 500gig, i wonder if thats spose to read 100gig? Either way its certainly a point to argue on if they deem anyone a heavy user :)
Posted by davolente over 7 years ago
If you're in Kent, might be worth checking out
http://www.vfast.co.uk for a completely unlimited wireless high-speed service.
I have no connection (pardon the pun!) with them at the moment but I know several people in the village of Ulcombe near me, who have no chance whatever of conventional wired internet due to their extremely long BT lines and have gone down this option. They are more than happy.
Posted by Somerset over 7 years ago
vfast - The network is backhauled by state of the art 108mpbs wireless point to point links. Subject to acceptable use policy.
Posted by FuzzyCat over 7 years ago
"Ah right spotted it now, though it looks like a misprint as the calculator thing starts at 100gig off peak"

Not a misprint. The 1000GB/Unit applies from 2am-6am, outside peak (9am-6pm) would use your off-peak usage (10gb->500gb drop down list).

Posted by Aqualung over 7 years ago
Having just read BT's FUP, what they are really saying is if you dont use OUR extra services then you COULD fall foul of our terms ,we are not going to put figures on them so we can apply them as we want and to who we want,and you even have to supply your own usage data if you have a query.I wish SOMEONE would ban this usage of the word unlimited for what is a limited service, no matter how its set , there are limits !!
Posted by Somerset over 7 years ago
As in TalkTalk Pro - Unlimited download allowance.
Posted by Desmond over 7 years ago
I referred the availability checker to trading standards, who have opened an investigation on the basis that it provides misleading information.
Posted by Essex over 7 years ago
More BT Plc rip off's. Can we expect anything else. Like the BBC. BT should be split up and sold off. Rewrite the corporate laws to allow this. This country is broken, corporate laws are broken.
But wait, here come comes the BT defenders. The sycophant's who feed off its long arm. Oh well another decade of dinasour revival is about to happen?
Posted by KarlAustin over 7 years ago
BT sold off? You're 20+ years too late.
Posted by TGVrecord over 7 years ago
The BBC has is faults but I would oppose it being privatised. Don't be fooled by the lies peddled by the Murdoch empire whose aim is to get everyone to sign up to Sky.

Getting back to BT, I am surprised that no one has complained about the Chris Marshall ad when he is house hunting and the estate agent is using his laptop in a house he is showing. Is the agent using a wi fi connection to the home owners wireless router or is he using a mobile internet? If it is mobile internet how can that be used to illustrate the point that BT is supposed to be faster.
Posted by doowles over 6 years ago
Just ordered this for my business, to be honest I've had their business broadband before and been very happy with it. I'll report back if any problems
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