BT Yahoo, one of the UKs largest home broadband
providers is starting to upgrade existing customers to 8Mbps free of
charge. This comes only shortly after
upgrading customers from 512Kbps to 2Mbps, again free of chargea sign that BT
Yahoo are having to offer more value for money in the very competitive field
of home broadband; other DSL providers have been offering 8Mbps services for
quite some time now, at a lower cost than BTs puny 2Mbps package. Of course, customers who are upgraded to
8Mbps will be tied in to a new 12 month minimum contracttheres no such thing
as a free lunch!
BT Yahoo still imposes limits on customer bandwidth usage;
20GB/month for 2Mbit users, this will increase to 40GB/month for 8Mbit
customers. This is a policy which other
high bandwidth providers are trying to avoidI personally dislike the limits, I
could quite easily hit the limit in a few days!