BT has just announced the release of some new broadband plans and they might be just what many have been waiting for. If you’ve recently signed up for a new contract you’ll probably be well aware that most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) require you to stay put for at least 18-24 months.

That’s not a problem if you think you’ll be happy sticking with your supplier or have no plans to move home or to a completely new location.

However, if you are one of the millions who are renting or simply don’t want to be locked into a 24-month contract the options can be extremely limited.

BT has clearly realised that some users simply want more flexibility and have just launched a range of 12-month options.

BT says the shorter plans are available to new customers and are perfect for renters, or those looking to move who may not want to commit to a 24-month plan. The 12-month contract option is available across BT’s Broadband, Superfast Fibre and its latest Full Fibre packages which bring faster speeds right into homes.

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This is a welcome update from BT but there is a catch.

Although you won’t have to sign up for such a long period you will find your monthly bills are slightly more expensive.

For example, on a 12-month contract, you’ll pay £31.99 per month for BT’s Fibre Essential plan, that’s compared to £27.99 per month on a 24-month contract.

BT’s faster Fibre 2 plan costs £36.99 if you just want it just for a year, that’s compared to £32.99 if you sign up for two years.

Here’s the full pricing for 12-month plans.

Broadband £29.99
Fibre Essential £31.99
Fibre 1 £32.99
Fibre 2 £36.99
Fibre 100 £44.99
Fibre 250 £54.99
Full Fibre 100 £44.99
Full Fibre 300 £54.99
Full Fibre 900 £64.99
Hybrid Connect – additional £7 per month
Complete WiFi – additional £10 per month

Along with these new broadband plans, BT has also just announced the launch of its new TV set-top box which brings a much-improved way of tuning into your nightly telly binge.

BT’s TV Box Pro allows users to watch content in 4K HDR quality. That not only means everything looks pin-sharp but also packed with greater detail.

Along with that improved picture quality, this new Pro box offers Dolby Atmos – offering the best immersive audio experience.

Other features include four tuners which allow users to record three shows whilst watching a fourth and there’s 1TB of storage which should mean around 600 hours of content can be kept on the box