Plusnet and BT launch broadband offers for start-ups

Companies claim new packages represent cost-effective option for early stage businesses

Service provider Plusnet has announced the launch of a new business fibre broadband offer, which it claims offers a competitive option for start-ups and early stage businesses.

Available from September 16, Plusnet’s new business broadband packages are based on a new cable fibre network and offer around 17Mbps speed on both the fixed-usage and unlimited data options.

The company is offering six months’ half price broadband for those who sign up for a 24 month contract, which it claims represents the most cost-effective deal on the market for start-ups.

The total cost of a 24-month contract on Plusnet’s fixed price option is £210, making it slightly cheaper than its nearest-priced competitor, XLN Telecom, which would cost £238.80, and BT Business, at £264.

Telecoms provider BT has also announced a range of new nine-month packages for broadband, with unlimited broadband and calls for £16 a month with unlimited weekend calls for a further £4 a month.

Whilst these packages are targeted primarily at university students, BT claims the short-term nature of the deals represent a flexible and competitively priced option for people operating businesses around the university year.

BT customers are also able to access a network of around five million BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots around the country.

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