BT has finally revealed how much its 330Mb ‘G.fast’ broadband will cost when it starts rolling out across the UK next year. The prices are for wholesale, and just provisional for now, but it means we’ve got a good indication of what to expect.
G.fast will initially go live with two pilot products:
- Download speeds up to 330Mb, upload speeds up to 50Mb
- Download speeds up to 160Mb, upload speeds up to 30Mb
And it will cost you:
- £49 for an engineer install with a CP device, or £99 for an engineer install with an Openreach modem
- £9.95 per month plus VAT
That price seems to apply to both packages, so there's a good chance it's an introductory offer - at least for the faster package. It's also not clear how line rental factors into this; that might be an extra cost per month that BT hasn't mentioned.
Plus, bear in mind these are wholesale prices… it'll likely cost more for us customers.
The G.fast tech is set to be piloted in 17 locations at the start of next year, reaching around 138,000 homes and businesses by the end of March. BT's hoping it'll expand to 10 million premises by 2020 and most of the UK by 2025.
If you're in Bolton, Cherry Hinton, Cheltenham, Derby, Donaldson, Gillingham, Langside, Gosforth, Huntingdon, London (Balham, Upton Park), Luton, Rusholme, St Austell, Swansea, Swindon, or Sheffield, your home or business may be in the pipeline for a G.fast rollout in the next few months.
Full pricing for customers will be announced and live by 9 January 2017.