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All the way with Be, 24mb line for £18 a month

Telefonica, which owns o2, which in turns own Be Broadband, wants to grab a bigger marketshare in the broadband sector.

So they are about to lower their prices (although it was not the case at the time of publishing) from £24 per month to a mere £18 for their best value line.

You get ADSL2+ which delivers on average 12mbps depending on how far you are from the exchange. There's no restrictions and you get a nice Alcatel Speedtouch 780 Wireless router to play with.

On top of that, Be is a very proactive service provider, finding issues and solving them before you even notice them. In addition, they will give you a free static IP address as well.

Snip from their email

"Be unlimited is one of the fastest broadband products available in the UK. Before today the price was £24 per month for the up to 24 Mbps downstream and up to 1.3 upstream speeds, but we have now reduced it to £18 per month. Be unlimited is also a completely uncapped service so members can surf as much as they like and members also have the option of either dynamic or static IP address at no extra cost."

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.