Free rolls with ADSL2+
Iliad SA, parent company of French enfant terrible ISP Free.fr, today announced the launch of ADSL2+ services (http://www.iliad.fr/actualites/CP20041020Eng1.pdf). Like Telio, this is another company which is moving forward at a blinding pace. Just a couple of months back they announced that customers choosing the fully unbundled DSL product would get an additional 4Mbps of bandwidth for the same price as always, EUR29.99. Today this rises to 15Mbps (11Mbps when the video service is active) at the same price point, plus free national fixed line calling and 110 TV channels (42 pay, 68 free). I think that this time next year, the UK market may look very much the same, and not many will shed a tear.