Orange releases broadband brakes


Orange has increased broadband download speeds for home broadband to 20Mbps as standard for new customers.

Orange said customers on its current service, which allows speeds of up to 8Mbps, can take advantage of the new rates by taking out new 18-month contracts.

Downloads will also go uncapped across all its tariffs.

Orange has refreshed its home broadband tariffs; all 18-month deals and all inclusive of free wireless router and security software.

Its Home Select broadband-only package is available for £12 per month to new customers, and £9 to those taking out a mobile phone contract also.

Home Starter offers broadband and fixed line calls for £10 per month, and £7 per month to mobile customers, and requires separate BT line rental. Fixed line calls are free at evenings and weekends.

Orange’s Home Max offers unlimited broadband and free evening and weekend calls for £20 per month, inclusive of line rental. Mobile customers get it free for £10.50 (line rental only) for three months and for a total of £17 per month thereafter, inclusive of line rental fees.

Its Home Ultra deal offers unlimited internet, anytime UK fixed line calls and certain international calling discounts. It is available for £24 and £21 to punters taking it out separately of a mobile contract and inclusive of one, respectively.

The new broadband offerings will be supported by a marketing campaign with the strapline ‘No more speeding fines’ to highlight the new download speeds. The campaign will feature across press, online and outdoor media, as well as throughout Orange shops in the run up to Christmas.

Orange UK director of broadband and home Asif Aziz said (pictured): “We’re really pleased to be making download speeds of up to 20Mbps available as standard – regardless of the home broadband package a customer chooses.

“With these faster speeds, customers can make the most of the internet and enjoy a faster and more seamless experience when going online.”