Aquiss Launch 1.2Gbps and 2.5Gbps UK Broadband Plans via CityFibre

Shropshire-based UK ISP Aquiss has followed last week’s launch of their first packages based off CityFibre’s growing national Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which initially only offered speeds of up to 900Mbps, by today complementing them with the addition of plans based off the 1.2Gbps and 2.5Gbps tiers.

The first 1.2Gbps tier is actually promoted with an average median speed of 1Gbps (1000Mbps) for £45 per month on a 12-month term (discounted to £22.50 for the first 3 months), while their 2.5Gbps tier is promoted as simply 2Gbps and costs £56 per month (discounted to £28 for the first 3 months). The latter is similar to what a lot of other ISPs charge for 1Gbps, which makes it quite attractive.

NOTE: CityFibre aspires to cover up to 8 million UK premises (funded by c.£2.4bn in equity, c.£4.9bn debt and c.£800m of BDUK subsidy) – c.30% of the UK – by the end of 2025 (here). The network currently covers 3.5 million UK premises (3.2m as Ready for Service).

As before, all packages include symmetric service speeds, unlimited usage, a 12-month minimum contract term, a pledge of no mid-contract price rises, free installation, a static IPv4 address and static IPv6 addresses (/56). But new customers are expected to supply their own broadband router, so you’ll need to make sure you select one that can handle 2.5Gbps LAN ports or faster, if you go for their 2Gbps plan.

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