Nildram has become the latest internet service provider (ISP) to promise cuts to the cost of its business broadband services.
The company said two key factors had enabled it to reduce prices of its Office range of broadband services: BT's recent reduction in wholesale price to business ISPs and the popularity of its business broadband portfolio.
Prices have been slashed by around half, with the Office500, 512Kbps service dropping from £75 to £32 per month. The 1,024Kbps Office1000 service has been cut to £49 per month from £110 and the 2,048Kbps Office2000 service has been cut from £140 to £67.
Nildram has also cut the minimum contract period from 12 months to just one month.
"BT cutting prices certainly acted as a catalyst but we have seen increased orders for the Office services, which has enabled us to make these price adjustments," said Iain Ogilvie, Nildram's marketing manager.
New orders received from 6pm on 11 April 2003 will be processed at the new prices. Current users will find the reduced costs on their first bill after 1 May.
But in common with many ISPs, Nildram has no plans to cut prices in the consumer market.
"At best all we could do is offer £1 off, and we would rather plough any savings on the wholesale back into the network infrastructure," admitted Ogilvie.
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