With potential speeds of 2.5Gbs the Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is the most exciting development but due to the high costs the starting point for this will be 100 megabits download going to an initial 2.5 million premises.
For the rest of us lucky enough to get an enabled exchange there is Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC, VDSL2), currently offering up to 40 Megabits download and 10 megabits upload,
Plusnet are currently listing this product with unlimited usage allowance and a free hub for £3.99 per month for 6 months.
The Exchanges at Nuneaton, Solihull, Earlsdon, Warwick, Kenilworth, Berkswell (at Balsall Common) Knowle , Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Banbury , Daventry and Stratford on Avon Southam including Long Itchington, Bedworth, Marton, Selly Oak. Foleshill, Four Oaks, Birmingham Central, Chapel End, Shirley, Kineton, Little Kineton,, Knowle Lighthotne, Lighthorne Heath, Wolston, Brandon,Tool Bar, Wood End, Baginton, Fillongley, Ryton on Dunsmore, Welford on Avon, Long Marston, Temple Herdewyke are all now Listed as connected.
2015 fibre activations so far Wellesbourne, Loxley, Hampton Lucy, Charlecote, Heathcote, Blackdown, Lapworth, Henley in Arden,Moreton Morrell, Stretton on Dunsmore,Rugby, Bishops Itchington, Harbury, Wootton Wawen, Bishopton(Stratford on Avon), Newbold on Stour, Upper Brailes, Binley Woods, Corley Coventry, Exhall Coventry including Bayton Road, Upper Quinton and Lower Quinton are now all fibre activated.
For those of us out of reach of the fibre networks there is Satellite broadband offering speeds of up to 20Mbit/s the charges are similar to the mobile model from £30 for 10GB in a month up to £80 for 100GB per month the required equipment is listed as £100 or you can rent it and there is a charge to install alternatively you can arrange your own installer or self install this is with suppliers such as Tooway.
There is help for businesses in the form of a voucher to cover installation costs this is provided via the local council you will need to fill in the application form this link is to the form for Coventry, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire and applies to business with less than 250 Employees, a turn over of less than 43m euros, not received more than 200k euros in public grants in the last 3 years, and do not belong to a parent group that has exceeded the same restrictions.