You’re in the market for a leased line, maybe you're upgrading your connection from broadband, or you're renewing an existing service. You're probably wondering how much a BT leased line costs at your location. So where do you start? With a myriad of options, such as buying directly, buying through a BT local business, buying from a wholesale provider, not to mention the different speeds, bearer sizes and contract terms, finding the best BT leased line costs can seem like a minefield. However, using this simple guide to BT costs in all major UK cities you can benchmark the costs and gauge if the prices you receive are competitive and good value.
This is how much a BT leased line costs in major UK cities:
Costs range from £317.08/month - £458.02/month. These prices are based on a 100 Mb BT service on a 100Mb bearer.
London has the cheapest BT leased line costs. The price for a 100 mb service is £317.08/month on a 36 month contract with no installation fee.
Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Edinburgh, Bristol
All these cities are in the same price band £389.79/month. This price is for a 100 Mb service on a 36 month contract with no installation fee.
Glasgow & Liverpool
Glasgow & Liverpool are on a different price band. The cost in these cities is £458.02/month. This price is for a 100 Mb service on a 36 month contract with no installation fee.
Determinants of price
These prices were based on a 100Mb line and a 100Mb bearer. If you wanted to reduce the cost of the service you could choose a slower bandwidth speed for example 50Mb on a 100Mb bearer.
Faster speeds are available with BT, up to 10Gbps. This additional speed comes with a much higher monthly rental fee, for higher speeds you should expect to pay more.
All of these prices are based on a 36 month contract term. Bt and most other providers absorb any installation charges if you commit to a 36 month term. If you wanted a shorter 12 month term you should expect to pay an upfront installation charge in addition to the monthly rental charge.
There is fierce competition between leased line providers in the major UK cities. One of the most productive ways of reducing leased line costs is to make a whole of market, leased line price comparison. In most UK cities Virgin and TalkTalk are very competitive and often have lower prices than BT.