Saturday, May 11th, 2019 (12:01 am) – Score 48
Shropshire-based UK ISP Aquiss has just announced a price cut across their range of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based unlimited “superfast broadband” packages (12 month contract with static IPv4/v6 addresses). On top of that they’ve also removed the requirement of needing to take out copper phone line rental.
The changes mean that monthly rentals now start at just £30 inc. VAT per month for their entry-level 35Mbps (average speed) tier and all of the plans come with half price discounts for the first three months of service (e.g. cuts the entry-level package from £30 to £15), although you still have to pay a £100 upfront setup fee. No router is bundled so you’ll need one of those too (most people can just use an existing one).
Sadly Aquiss don’t yet offer “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) speeds on their FTTP plans, although it’s very important not to confuse the stable speeds and strong reliability of FTTP packages with the slower hybrid fibre FTTC services. For example, their fastest £34 per month plan advertises an average speed of 67Mbps (16Mbps upload) but with FTTP you’re far more likely to hit the maximum rate of 80Mbps (20Mbps upload) than on FTTC.
Separately we note that around £2 has also been reduced off the monthly rental for some of their other ADSL2+ and FTTC based packages.
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