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BT Consumer price offers now extend to Infinity 3 and 4 FTTP services

While the number of people with the option of a native FTTP connection via the Openreach GEA-FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) roll-out is still low, we have spotted that BT Consumer has started to offer reduced prices for the first 12 months in an attempt we presume to tempt more people to try out the faster 200 Mbps and 300 Mbps options that Infinity 3 and Infinity 4 provide.

  • BT Infinity 3 with up to 200 Mbps download and up to 20 Mbps upload speed, £59.99/month for the 12 month contract, then the standard price of £66.49/month applies. Setup cost is just £9.99. The same BT Reward card as the standard Infinity products have of £125 is available until 10th April 2017.
  • BT Infinity 4 with up to 300 Mbps download and up to 20 Mbps upload speed, £64.99/month for the 12 month contract, then the standard price of £73.49/month applies. Setup cost is just £9.99. The same BT Reward card as the standard Infinity products have of £125 is available until 10th April 2017.

The usual Infinity 1 and Infinity 2 options are of course still available.

Limited numbers of other providers do sell the Openreach FTTP service, and once product of note is the up to 76 Mbps FTTP service from Zen Internet at £46.99 per month on a 12 month contract. It is a little bit more expensive than BT Infinity 2 for the first 12 months, but after the 12 months the standard Infinity 2 price of £53.99 means you get a cheaper service from the smaller provider.

NOTE: The products mentioned above are nothing to do with the Fibre on Demand FTTP option that many will see on the BT Wholesale checker and is potentially available to many more who can already get VDSL2. The Fibre on Demand service at the wholesale level carries a 36 month contract, and setup fees are custom based on your exact circumstances and will be in the £1000 and higher region with a monthly fee in the area of £150 to £300 per month. This means it is aimed at the business market but in more urban areas due to the competition in the Ethernet marketplace you might find that cheaper.

Comments

Still a little bit too expensive for me. What's the chances of the 300Mbps product coming under 50 quid in the next couple of years?

  • jdowning640
  • 5 months ago

based on price rises last July and this April, i doubt you will see prices drop in the next couple of years somehow.

Despite being subsidised by over £3Bn by the tax payer, it would be foolish to think a commercial provider like BT would not still sweat that asset as much as possible :)

Subsidy does not necessarily mean a financial benefit to the end customer. Shareholders possibly :)

  • kijoma
  • 5 months ago

@kijoma
Public risk, Private profit. BT\Openreach epitomises the current mantra

  • wittgenfrog
  • 5 months ago

Why capped at 20Mb/s upload? I don't have a requirement for more but it seems odd to have 80/20 then also 200/20 and 300/20 sounds very unbalanced.

  • AndrueC
  • 5 months ago

It would be nice if they did something about our miles long copper EO line

  • Cookie73
  • 5 months ago

@ Andrue - It's a mistake by Andrew. The Infinity 4 product is not upstream limited, it's 30Mbps.

@ kijoma - Where is the £3bn number from? and what has this go to do with BT Consumer's retail pricing?

  • AndyCZ
  • 5 months ago

Cookie, Once BTTV/Sport has reached a point where it can't grow due to the restricted user base you may find it'll magically get sorted.

  • Kebabselector
  • 5 months ago

@Cookie73 - I agree that it is rather irritating that they offer incentives to people who already have good broadband options, but want £20k+ to provide people like me with anything better than ADSL Max (I'm on an EO line too, but if it were rerouted I could get an estimated 17Mbps FTTC, but that isn't fast enough to meet the criteria so they won't do it).

  • sheephouse
  • 5 months ago

This is perfect timing as our FTTP is almost ready!! It's still a bit pricey though...

  • mclarenrob2
  • 5 months ago

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