Cerberus adds 500 Mbps and Gigabit packages to product set
The latest addition to our package search is the Cerberus XL and Ultra products which are based on the 500 Mbps and 1000 Mbps Openreach full fibre services (165 Mbps and 220 Mbps upload speeds).
The FTTP XL is £165/m (plus VAT) and FTTP Ultra is £225/m (plus VAT) both feature a £40 (plus VAT) set up fee and are available across the UK in locations where Openreach has deployed its 1000/220 FTTP network (note: some Openreach locations have a maximum speed of 330 Mbps down so the product will not be available in those locations). Unfortunately on Ofcom defined Market A exchanges there is a hefty surcharge to pay. Both products are based on a 12 month contract.
The monthly costs are very different to the headline grabbing pricing but Cerberus is more of a business provider and as such with the monitoring and bandwidth allocations it allows for in its planning it is aiming to deliver a business grade service rather than an over contended pile it high sell it cheap service.
For those who don't need the highest speeds there is the FTTP Pro service that has been around for a while with 330 Mbps download speeds at £75/m (plus VAT) and for those in G.fast areas the equivalent G.fast Pro service is cheaper at £55.80/m (plus VAT). In these cases the contract is 24 months long but you can if you pay a £104 (plus VAT) setup fee reduce the contract term to 12 months.
Cerberus is one of the few providers working to sell the Fibre on Demand service i.e. those living in a VDSL2 cabinet footprint can order on demand a FTTP service but the bill for the activation is generally in the several thousand pounds ballpark and willing to wait around a year from initial inquiry to going live. For those with the cash to spare or a business use case there has been several long threads from others comparing quotes and install experiences in our Fibre forum section.