Wednesday, March 1, 2006

BT Upgrades Exchanges for 8 Mbps ADSL

BT confirmed the launch of new higher speed wholesale broadband services across the UK, enabling ADSL rates up to 8 Mbps.

The BT ADSL Max and BT ADSL Max Premium broadband services will be launched on a national basis from March 31 this year.

More than 5,300 exchanges are being upgraded to support higher speed broadband, with these exchanges serving more than 99.6% of UK homes and businesses.

BT estimates that 78% of BT phone lines should support broadband at line rates of 4 Mbps and above, with 6 Mbps and above available to more than 42%. For those living or working close to their local telephone exchange, line rates of up to the maximum 8 Mbps should be achievable.

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