Product archive: Broadband Premier

This page refers to a broadband product that's no longer available to new customers

Existing customers can continue to benefit from its features, or upgrade to one of our current products

Plusnet Broadband Premier is a broadband product available on standard broadband.

It was launched on 4th April 2005 and withdrawn from sale to new customers on 10th April 2007.

There are three variants of Broadband Premier:

Variant Cost Cost during VAT reduction
(1st December 2008 - 31st December 2009)
Option 1 £21.99 £21.49
Option 2 £29.99 £29.35
Option 3 £39.99 £39.13

The monthly allowance on Broadband Premier applies between (4pm-midnight) only.

Account type Usage Allowance
Option 1 20GB
Option 2 30GB
Option 3 40GB

As you approach your usage allowance the following restrictions will apply

  Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Level 1
  • Between 13-17GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications reduced to a maximum speed of 256kb/s
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 2Mb/s
  • Between 20-25GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications reduced to a maximum speed of 256kb/s
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 2Mb/s
  • Between 27-32GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications reduced to a maximum speed of 256kb/s
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 2Mb/s
Level 2
  • Between 17-20GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications reduced to a maximum speed of 128kb/s
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 1Mb/s
  • Between 25-30GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications reduced to a maximum speed of 128kb/s
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 1Mb/s
  • Between 33-40GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications reduced to a maximum speed of 128kb/s
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 1Mb/s
Level 3
  • After 20GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications are blocked
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 512kb/s
  • After 30GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications are blocked
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 512kb/s
  • After 40GB peak time usage
  • peer-to-peer, Usenet and File Transfer Applications are blocked
  • All other activities reduced to a maximum speed of 512kb/s

The following features are available to Broadband Premier customers:

  1. Unlimited email addresses
  2. Plusnet Protect
  3. One .co.uk domain can be registered for use with Plusnet email and webspace for £1 per month
  4. Up to 5 domains can be hosted for free
  5. 250MB webspace (with CGI & MySQL access if required)
  6. All connections are assigned a static IP, this cannot be changed

Broadband Premier has a referral value of 50p per month.

Find out more about referrals.

To find out more about how and why we manage traffic, see our Traffic prioritisation guide.

We assign all traffic on the network a priority, with the more time-sensitive applications given a higher priority. As the total bandwidth available is shared, this means time-sensitive applications will continue to perform even when the network is busy.

Internet Activity Priority
Browsing and email Medium
VoIP (internet phone calls) High
Gaming High
VPN Medium
FTP (external) Medium
FTP (Plusnet) Medium
Streaming Medium
Software updates Low
Peer to Peer Low
Other Medium

Key

  • Browsing - Viewing webpages with a web browser
  • Email - Sending and receiving email with an email program such as Outlook or Mac Mail
  • VoIP (internet phone calls) - Making phone calls over your broadband connection
  • Gaming - Online gaming
  • VPN - A secure way to connect to a network at another location, often used by home workers to access work systems. Includes VNC and Windows Remote Desktop. Network protocols such as SSH and Telnet also fall under the VPN category
  • FTP (External) - Using FTP to move files to or from servers not operated by us
  • FTP (Plusnet) - Using FTP to move files to or from servers operated by us
  • Streaming - Playing continuous multimedia TV, movie or music files
  • Software updates - file transfers from update servers e.g. Windows Update / Apple update
  • Peer to Peer - Downloading with from file sharing applications or binary newsgroups (does not include text only services)
  • Other - Activities that do not fit into the above categories
  • Activities not listed are not restricted but are subject to Traffic prioritisation
  • The speeds shown here don't represent your overall line speed
  • Demos, games downloads and system updates from services such as PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE fall under the Software updates category rather than Gaming
  • Applications not using their standard ports may be classed incorrectly
  • Line Speed depends on the type of broadband you have
    Type Download speed Upload speed
    Fixed speed up to 2Mb/s up to 256kb/s
    Max DSL/Max Premium up to 6Mb/s up to 448kb/s
    Max Premium up to 6Mb/s up to 832kb/s
    ADSL2+ (Residential products) up to 17Mb/s up to 1.3Mb/s
    ADSL2+ (Business products) up to 18Mb/s up to 1.3Mb/s
    Fibre up to 76Mb/s up to 19Mb/s

    Max DSL Premium is available on request for customers using Max DSL broadband. Please see About Prioritised Service for more details.

    ** ADSL2+ circuits are provisioned at 448Kb/s as standard. This can be uncapped on request to provide a maximum of up to 1.3Mb/s.

    † Where available, Annex M can increase maximum upload speed to 2.5Mb/s. Plusnet Business customers can request this service at a cost of £10 per month exc.VAT.

    ‡ This shows the maximum speed available for the technology, but speeds may be capped depending on your broadband product.