A new broadband company is signing up people to test its new 24Mb broadband service.

Be is offering speeds of up to 24Mb downstream and 1Mb upstream - the fastest in the UK. Pilot scheme members will pay nothing until October 2005.

"Each member will also be provided with a free 'Be Box' wireless router, opening a gateway to new online experiences," the company said.
"We are hoping to build a very special community of pilot members," said Dana Pressman, managing director of Be. "For anyone interested in new technology and the fastest speeds, this will be a must have product."
Be has built its network based using ADSL2+ technology: "The Be team has worked really hard to be able to be the first ISP to offer ADSL 2+ to Britain," said Pressman.
Be is guaranteeing a monthly broadband service charge of just £20 (payable from October 1 2005) for all pilot scheme members.
To join the pilot scheme, Londoners need to have a BT line that can be connected to an exchange where Be has fitted its equipment.