In the spirit of the new year BT has decided to hack the charges of its Infinity Broadband internet for those signing up in January or February.

BT Infinity 1 uses fibre-based broadband for high-speed connections. During January new customers will pay £7.50 a month for the first six months, then £15 a month for the rest of the 18-month contract - average of £12.50 a month.

Standard BT Broadband is also on offer for new customers at £5 a month for six months then £10 a month for the remainder of the 18-month contract - an average of £8.33 a month.

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While BT doesn’t mention it on the press release, it usually charges a compulsory line rental on top of those prices, and this will go up from 1 January, so add around £16 a month to those costs.

The deals run from now until mid-March. The BT Broadband contract offers free Wi-Fi at hotspots, the latest Home Hub 5 (with 802.11ac Wi-Fi) and BT Sport which is now home to many Premiership football matches.