UK News: BT Announce 'Midband' Product

UK telecoms provider, BT, unveiled plans this week for it's 'BT Midband' service which launches on 1st June. 'BT Midband' is a 64/128K ISDN based Internet Access solution aimed at people who are out of reach of their Broadband ADSL service.

For £35 a month (which includes BT Line Rental) you get 150 hours of access at 64K (or 75 hours at 128K). Intelligent dialler software can determine the amount of bandwidth you need at the time you need it and can automatically switch between the speeds while still connected. After these inclusive minutes you can 'Pay As You Go' at local rate charges.

Despite BT originally stating the connection would provide 'always-on' email, it has now been announced that this will not be the case. However, it will be possible to use the phone at the same time as using the (64K) internet access. BT Midband can be pre-ordered now and covers 97% of the UK. However, it cannot be self-installed. An engineer must fit a BT Digital Access Box (much like that of the BT Highway service) at a one-off fee of £74.99.

News source: BT

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