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BT Broadband prices to increase by up to 6.5% next year

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BT Broadband will reportedly increase prices by up to 6.5% next year.

According to The Guardian, the telecom provider will inform customers about the price hike sometime this week.

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Customers on BT's £10 a month copper broadband and £15 fibre broadband packages, which were introduced to accompany the launch of BT Sport, will be exempt from the cost rise.

In addition to the broadband increase, line rental will also go up 3.5% from £15.45 to £15.99 a month. The option to save £50 will remain open if customers choose to pay a year in advance.

BT claims that the price changes are not related to the launch of its £1 billion sports channels.

"These price changes are not linked to the launch of BT Sport," a BT spokesman said. "We revise our prices every year in what is an intensely competitive market and whilst some go up, others come down."

Jake Humphrey and Clare Balding for BT Sport

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Jake Humphrey and Clare Balding for BT Sport



The company is set to invest £2.5bn installing new lines to push its fibre optic broadband to more areas.

New customers signing up to BT's call packages will see no price change in 2013, although the cost of packages BT no longer sells will jump by around 6%.

Unlimited Anytime Calls - the telecom giant's most popular plan - will rise from £5.15 to £5.48 a month.

Additional price increase include a 6.5% increase on international calls to some destinations.

Answer 1571, BT's voicemail service and BT privacy to block unwanted calls, which are currently free extras, will cost £1.75 a month each.

Customers wanting to terminate their contract can do so without a penalty fee ten days from receiving their letter of notice.

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