Retailer John Lewis announces fibre optic broadband service

John Lewis to turn internet service provider with a trio of packages headlined by a fibre option

Retailer John Lewis has announced it is to offer a range of broadband services with a fibre optic plan bringing 38Mbps speeds to consumers

British department store giant John Lewis has announced it is to take a step away from supplying other brand’s home ware and clothing items, targeting the likes of BT with its own broadband service.

With the retailer confirming that it is to offer three separate broadband services, those looking to pick up their internet offering whilst on the high-street will be able to select between standard, unlimited and even a super high-speed fibre optic option.

Offering speeds up to 16Mbps with a 20GB monthly usage allowance the John Lewis standard broadband package will set wannabe users back £24.50 per month on a 12 month contract with the monthly fee including line rental and a selection of inclusive calling options.

Building on this, the unlimited package features the same 16Mbps expected speeds with no usage allowances for £38 per month.

For those after a bit more speed from their home internet connect, John Lewis will round out its trio of broadband packages with a fibre optic option that will see adopters benefit from up to 38Mbps download speeds and a 100GB monthly allowance on a 12 month, £38.50 per month contract.

"John Lewis broadband gives customers an upfront and transparent price on a range of broadband and phone packages with no hidden terms and conditions, a simple 12 month contract with no hidden catches and the excellent customer service that we are renowned for,” said Adam Brown, the company’s Telecoms manager.

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