Eclipse Internet is to become the latest UK internet service provider to offer super-fast business broadband, with the launch of two new fibre optic broadband deals in April.
Customers signing up for the new broadband packages, dubbed Eclipse Fibre and Eclipse Fibre Pro, will be able to surf the web at speeds of up to 40Mb. Tailored for the needs of small to medium sized business, the packages will also offer upload speeds of up 10Mb.
Prices will start from £39.95 per month with an installation charge of £75 (including a visit from an engineer) applicable. Both Eclipse Fibre and Eclipse Fibre Pro feature a guaranteed throughput speed of 12Mb.
Existing Eclipse subscribers will be able to sign up for the faster service from April 12th. New customers will have to wait a week longer.
Clodgagh Murphy, Director of Eclipse, said the revamped packages would pave the way for a massively improved business customer experience.
She said: “This marks the beginning of the next generation of services from Eclipse.
“Our super-fast Fibre broadband will enable businesses to benefit from increased connection speeds and services including VPN, video conferencing and VoIP.”
Eclipse’s move to sweeten its broadband offers follows similar moves from rival provider ntl: Telewest. Now rebranded Virgin Media Business, the supplier is targeting firms with new packages featuring speeds of up to 50Mb. This has been made possible by utilising Virgin Media’s cable broadband network which was prevously reserved for consumers.
Meanwhile, BT’s business broadband division has also enhanced its offering's appeal to businesses. Enterprises who sign up for its new BT Business Total Broadband Fibre service can expect a connection speed of up to 40Mb and upload speed of up to 1Mb. Subscribers also benefit from prioritised traffic at peak times.