News Release

April 11, 2002


New Service Plan Added to B FLET'S Offerings


B FLET'S is a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Internet access service, launched by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East) in August 2001 and offered at a fixed monthly rate for unlimited use.

Answering customers' needs for faster speeds and more economical rates, NTT East is pleased to announce a "New Family Type" service in addition to the existing four types (Business Type, Basic Type, Mansion* Type, and Family Type). The new rate plan has been notified to the Minister of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, prior to the start of provision on Saturday, June 1.

*"Mansion" = Multi-unit dwelling (condominium, etc.)


1. Overview

Subscribers to B FLET'S service use optical fiber access lines to connect to the Internet service provider (ISP) of their choice, using the regional IP network of NTT East. The service is offered on a best-effort basis.
The newly added New Family Type plan will let ordinary users connect to their ISP at up to 100 Mbps, while costing less than the existing 100 Mbps services.
With the introduction of this New Family Type, the existing Family Type category will continue to be provided only in the areas where it is presently available.

B FLET'S Service Types
B FLET'S Service Types


2. Charges

(1) Monthly charges
Monthly charges
*1 In addition to the above monthly charges, customers pay an ISP charge to their chosen service provider.
*2 Users of all service plans except Mansion Type also pay a premises wiring use charge (200 yen, or 1,000 yen if NTT East installs optical cable inside the building) and an optical network unit use charge (900 yen).

(2) Setup charges
a. Contract fee: 800 yen
b. Installation charge
Installation charge
* The installation charge given here is for a typical case, and may vary depending on the nature of the work required.


3. Available Areas

Tokyo: Parts of Chiyoda-ku, Minato-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Bunkyo-ku, Sumida-ku, Koto-ku, Meguro-ku, Ota-ku, Setagaya-ku, Shibuya-ku, Nakano-ku, Suginami-ku, Toshima-ku, Arakawa-ku, Itabashi-ku, Nerima-ku, Katsushika-ku, Edogawa-ku, Musashino-shi, Mitaka-shi, Fuchu-shi, Komae-shi. (Starting with these areas, the service will be expanded to other areas.)


4. Start of Service

1) Applications accepted from Wednesday, May 1, 2002
2) Service starting from Saturday, June 1, 2002


5. Customer inquiries

Contact NTT East as follows.
Web site: http://www.ntt-east.co.jp/flets/
Tel: 0120-518411
(Calls accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekdays, except holidays or the period from December 29 to January 3.)


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