Broadband provider Bulldog Communications today launched an 8Mbps service which it claims will be available to almost a third of homes across the UK.
The local loop unbundling firm claimed that the offering is the UK's first 8Mbps service with no download caps and a selection of price plans.
New customers will be able to buy the 8Mbps service for the price of the current 4Mbps service, starting from £15.50 per month.
In a bid to tempt potential customers Bulldog said it would offer the first month's 8Mbps broadband service for only £1.
The offer, which includes a free modem, is for customers signing up by 15 June. Existing Bulldog customers will automatically get a free upgrade to 8Mbps.
The announcement comes shortly after Bulldog unveiled plans to double its unbundling operations from 400 to 800 UK telephone exchanges.
Emanuele Angelidis, chief executive at the firm, said: "As well as catering for the user who is online most of the time, we also have Top Up packages for the light user or the cost-conscious, as well as packages which include unlimited UK calls for those who spend a lot of time on the phone."
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