BT Wholesale bandwidth in rural areas cheaper from July
BT Wholesale has informed service providers, that the contracted bandwidth charges for its IPStream Connect (ADSL) service in Market 1 exchange areas will be reduced in price from £104.25 per Mbps to £90.38 (plus VAT) from 1st July 2012.
This is a 13% reduction and is line with reductions required by Ofcom on a year per year basis.
Market 1 exchanges are generally the smaller more rural exchanges, with customers often having only BT Wholesale based ADSL services available. The reduction in price may be passed onto consumers, but with bandwidth consumption increasing month on month it is very likely that providers will simply use the reduction to fund better bandwidth provision for these exchanges.