Wednesday, January 9, 2008

BT to Launch 100 Mbps FTTH Greenfield in Kent

BT's local access network business announced a greenfield FTTH deployment scheduled for this August in Ebbsfleet Valley in Kent. The deployment will encompass Land Securities' 1,000 acre new build project with approximately 10,000 new homes planned. BT plans to offer data speeds of up to 100 Mbps, enabling multiple HDTV channels to be watched simultaneously, HDTV gaming, and near instant music downloads. Openreach will offer all its products on a wholesale basis to all UK communication providers allowing for competition at a retail level. BT already provides some 120,000 businesses across the country with fiber connections.

BT said it is also committed to increasing broadband speeds over copper, introducing services of up to 24 Mbps from Spring 2008.

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