Free Broadband forever

By | April 11, 2006

Carphone Warehouse, a UK telephony company, announced the pricing for it’s newest bundled package.  The package, which is 9.99 a month includes free broadband forever, or for as long as you have the service.  Here’s the rundown from the press release:

For a monthly fee of £9.99, TalkTalk customers will receive:

  • Unlimited local and national landline calls, 24 hours a day
  • Unlimited international landline calls to 28 countries, 24 hours a day
  • Up to 8 Mbps broadband access

Of course there are catches, like the 40 gig download limit, 18 month contract, 29.99 hookup fee, and 11.00 line rental fee.  But try and find something comparable in the U.S.  My service isn’t even close and I pay nearly $100 for the same services and I live in a town with fibre to nearly every house.  How long before we can expect something like this here?  It’ll be awhile I think.

[tags]talktalk, broadband, free broadband forever[/tags]

One thought on “Free Broadband forever

  1. Brady

    We can always hope for the best but I think we need a third major broadband drop in the US to drive prices down. Think about it. Most towns get their prime broadband from either a Telco (DSL or FTTH) and a cable company. If Wimax or full city 802.11 rollouts start to gear up combined with internet over power services we might see some real competition heating up. After all, the telcos often own the entire backbone and want to make a hefty profit to justify the expensive. If Wimax and internet over power roll out they could also act as possible avenues for another set of backbone providers. Power companies would probably just be happy to have an alternate revenue stream that doesn’t have a semi-government regulated price structure. Yeah, so technically power is unregulated now legally, but you can bet the government would step in if they started jacking up their prices.

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