ISPreview have spotted some price updates from BT Openreach which detail the cost of their 110meg fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband product. This faster service was released after 100meg FTTP was announced so that BT could state claim to the fastest speed broadband service after Virgin held the record for a long time with their 50meg and now 100meg broadband services.
The price is unsurprisingly similar to the 100meg product, costing £3 per month more on a wholesale basis. This comes in at £258.48 (110meg) per year, or £157.80 per year if you opt for the "transition product". This option gives a simultaneous provide of a normal phone line alongside the fibre product, and the charge will increase to the full pricing if/when the copper phone line is cancelled.
Special offers are still in place on the connection charges, although these won't be available in July and August 2011, and currently run to March 2012. A price has also been added for expedited install which will be available from Q4 2011, which will bring forward the customer requested installation date. The cost of this is £158.40. Full pricing details are within the Openreach Price List.
Also recently announced are five further exchanges for BET (Broadband Enabling Technology). BET operates at the other end of the scale to the fibre products mentioned above and delivers broadband speeds of up to 2meg to those who are on very long telephone lines. It can operate up to 12km using SHDSL on a copper phone line, and can help those who live in broadband not-spots to get online. All five new exchanges are in Scotland, and are: Portsoy, Barr, Aboyne, Inverbervie, Auchenblae. BET is available from Scotnet.