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Eclipse Internet launches 'superfast' service

UK ISP Eclipse Internet is launching its new 'superfast' fibre broadband service today

Dubbed Lightspeed, the service costs £21.50 a month and delivers claimed download speeds of up to 40Mbps and a choice of up to 10Mbps or 2Mbps upload speeds.

The service offers unlimited usage overnight and at weekends, with a 10GB monthly limit for downloads during weekly peak hours. Eclipse’s 24/7 'truly unlimited usage option', costs more. Users signing up for a 24 month contract get a 'free' wireless router.

“We believe that home broadband users are very pragmatic about choosing the right superfast fibre broadband for them, and want simple packages that they can switch up or switch down if necessary,” said Clodagh Murphy, director of Eclipse. “We are aware that the improved experience that customers will receive with superfast fibre broadband will ultimately start to change their Internet behaviour and we want to be in a position to support our customers on that journey.”

The outfit has produced a 'fibre availability map' so you can see if the service is available where you live. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.