Plusnet are the latest broadband provider to announce their fibre broadband products which will be available from the 19th April, and at £16.49 a month, will be the cheapest so far in the UK. At that price, users will receive speeds of up to 40Mbps and a usage allowance of 40GB per month. Between midnight and 8am, there is an unlimited usage allowance period which will be useful for those wanting to download more. With a faster service, many users may find they can consume more content in higher quality which means higher usage allowances are desirable. Plusnet Extra Fibre therefore offers a 120GB usage allowance for £21.49 per month. The usual set up fee of £50 is waived if you sign up for Plusnet's Home Phone service with either product before 30th June 2011.
"Plusnet Fibre is the next generation of broadband and 96 per cent of our trialists say they would recommend the service to friends. This will really benefit households where there are several users and with increased speeds, it makes it possible to download a 30 minute TV show in less time than it takes to make the cup of tea to enjoy with it as you sit down to watch."Jamie Ford, (Chief Executive Officer) Plusnet
This fibre option from Plusnet does seem good value when compared to other providers offering fibre-based broadband, even undercutting their parent company BT. The number of providers currently selling fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband is set to increase over the coming months as broadband ISPs will not want to be left behind as rivals start to get people connected faster using the new fibre cabinets that Openreach are deploying around the country. There is more information, including details of fibre broadband providers in our fibre broadband guide.