Plusnet joins BDUK fibre subsidy programme

Monday 23 February 2015 | 10:14 CET | News
UK ISP Plusnet has joined the government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) initiative that aims to create 22 Superconnected Cities across the country this year. BDUK also expects to make 24 Mbps+ broadband available to 95 percent of premises by 2017. The government scheme offers businesses a GBP 120 rebate towards the cost of upgrading to fibre, which Plusnet will pass on in the form of a reduction to the monthly subscription. Plusnet is targeting SMEs, registered charities, social enterprises or sole traders with under GBP 41,000 of turnover. Potential customers can check online at

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Plusnet
Countries: United Kingdom
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Plusnet, as in BT. another part of the superfarce. FTTC is not fibre - how can they get away with this? If it comes through a phone line its plain old copper broadband, and you only get a good speed if you are sat on a cabinet, it won't help all those SMEs on long lines. It also won't help those on leased lines, because their cabinets don't get the upgrade anyway. What a scam. This isn't news. This is a rehashed press release from BT.
chris conder @ 23/2/2015 - 22:35

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