Plusnet launches fibre optic for business

Business broadband users have a new superfast option from Yorkshire-based provider Plusnet, offering download speeds of up to 76Mb.

Plusnet has announced a new fibre optic broadband service specifically designed with small businesses in mind.

From today, Plusnet Business Fibre joins the Yorkshire-based phone and broadband provider's existing range of business broadband packages.

As well as 'superfast' speeds of up to 76Mb, customers have the option of unlimited usage, although the standard fibre optic broadband comes with a monthly 50GB limit.

In a trial run involving over 170 businesses, nine out of 10 said the faster broadband had helped boost their firm's efficiency and 87% would recommend the service.

Jamie Ford, chief executive of Plusnet, said: "We pride ourselves on providing a stellar service and we feel it's important that small businesses use a broadband package that meets their own promises to clients and customers.

"With many of our trialists discovering new and improved ways of working, we're confident that once people try a fibre broadband connection they'll want to keep it."

For a limited time only, Plusnet Broadband is offering six months half price, giving businesses signing up before Thursday 27 June, 2013 an extra incentive to speed up their broadband.

The standard Business Fibre package is available on a 12 or 24-month contract from £25 a month -£12.50 for the first six - and Unlimited Business Fibre from £35 a month.

A recent survey by Zen Internet found 22% of UK businesses still have a dial-up internet connection, an equal proportion to those with superfast fibre optic broadband installed.

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