Today sees the launch of BT Infinity 2, the turbo-charged fibre optic broadband service from BT.
As we reported yesterday, BT Infinity 2 gives you top download speeds of 76Mbps and a top upload speed of 19Mbps.
Unlimited downloads are unlimited as per the Oxford English Dictionary definition, but BT’s traffic management policy means that any P2P traffic will be slowed down at peak times.
The cost for the service is £20 a month for the first three months and £26 a month thereafter. There’s no separate fee for connection or set-up.
Line rental works out at £10.75 a month and contracts are 18 months long. The total contract cost works out at £643.50 over 18 months, with that first year working out at £423.
Evening and weekend calls to 01, 02, 03 plus 0845 and 0870 numbers are included as standard. You can add unlimited calls for an extra £4.90 a month which jumps the total cost up to £731.20 (with first year costs rising to £481.80).
BT Infinity 2: Free upgrade for existing BT Infinity customers
Existing BT Infinity 1 subscribers can upgrade for no extra cost but will need to sign a new 18 month contract. From now on, BT Infinity 2 will be the standard offer for new BT customers and BT ADSL subscribers upgrading to fibre.
BT Infinity is currently available to 7 million homes and businesses in the UK. BT’s plan is to serve two-thirds of the UK with Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) connections, providing ‘up to’ 80Mbps speeds by 2015.