As noted by the eagle-eyed team in ISPreview, it seems that customers who want the best broadband in town will need very deep bags.
BT's Full Fiber 1000 prices start at £ 59.99 per month, with that cost increasing to £ 67.99 per month after an initial 24-month period.
That's a pretty high price to pay, especially when you compare it to BT's basic 50 Mbps speeds, which currently cost £ 27.99 a month.
Along with the prices of 1 Gbps, there are other new plans, which include Full Fiber 500 (speed of 500 Mbps) for R $ 49.99 per month and Full Fiber 100 (speed of 100 Mbps) and £ 39.99 per month. All plans in question require customers to pay an initial fee of £ 9.99.
So, why do you need these new speeds and is it worth that high price?
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With the 1 Gbps connection transmitted to your home, you will be able to download a 1080p full HD blockbuster (about 5 GB in size) in just 42 seconds – on the average UK connection, downloading the same movie will take 13 minutes.
If you prefer to watch in UHD 4K (about 20 GB), the Gig1 connection will have the movie in line in less than 3 minutes, compared to almost an hour (52 minutes) on the average UK connection.
Finally, downloading a Sony PlayStation 4 game – such as Red Dead Redemption 2 (99GB) – takes just 14 minutes, compared to 4 hours and 20 minutes on the average connection.
If you are a heavy user, these new speeds will make a big difference, as long as you pay that higher price.
If you're interested in BT's Full Fiber 1000, the company says the service will be available in hundreds of cities, towns and villages across the UK, including its deployment in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds , London and Manchester as of the end of this month, totaling more than two million homes, and giving BT the widest reach of any provider's Full Fiber network in the UK.
Remember that Virgin Media also offers its Gig1 service in areas such as Southampton, Reading and Greater Manchester, with prices starting from £ 62 per month.