The major UK Internet exchange London Internet Exchange (LINX) is to cut the prices that it charges ISPs, leading to cheaper broadband for UK customers. LINX links the networks of some 180 ISPs and other organisations to each other, and handles more than 82Gbit per second at peak times. Its price cuts will reduce the cost of connecting to the 1Gbit and 10Gbit Ethernet ports on its switches by 15 per cent.

'LINX's lower pricing comes at a time when many ISPs are seeking to attract new customers through lower prices for broadband services,' said Vanessa Evans, LINX's sales and marketing manager. 'It offers them an opportunity to cut costs in an increasingly price-competitive market for end users.'