BT will offer broadband at less than half price to anyone on universal credit or any other means tested benefits.
The UK’s biggest broadband provider announced the discounted offer will launch next month and will be available to around 4.6 million households.
The Home Essentials package will include both fibre broadband and calls for as little as £15 a month.
It will be available to customers receiving government support, including legacy benefits such as the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support or Employment and Support Allowance.
Eligible households will be able to choose between an average broadband speed of 36Mbps and 700 minutes of phone calls for £15 a month or an average broadband speed of 67Mbps with unlimited phone calls for £20 a month.
BT’s equivalent broadband package currently costs £32.99 a month with unlimited calls for an extra £15.