Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BT's Wholesale Fibre Footprint Passes Ten Million Premises

BT's wholesale fibre broadband service is now available to ten million premises across the UK. The company was due to pass that milestone by the end of 2012 so it is several months ahead of schedule.

BT is investing £2.5 billion to make fibre broadband available to around two thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014 and has recruited hundreds of extra engineers in the past year to help with the roll-out.

BT chief executive Ian Livingston added: "Our engineers have worked tirelessly this past year and BT has made a real commitment to the UK’s infrastructure. Rolling out fibre is no easy task and so to have passed ten million premises in such a short time is fantastic. Our roll-out is one of the fastest in the world and our engineers deserve lots of credit. The UK is making great progress with fibre broadband. There are more than half a million customers already using the service and more than 60 ISPs trialling or offering services."


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