Openreach, the wholesale broadband infrastructure provider which is part of BT, today announced the largest roll out of its FTTP (fibre to the premises) network with 1Gbps, which includes areas of London. FTTP is true fibre broadband, with an optical fibre cable running directly into your property.
Top speeds from BT prior to this were limited to 330Mbs (although providers such as Hyperoptic are already providing high speed FTTP) so this speed increase will greatly benefit 327,000 homes and businesses connected to it. Whilst this isn’t a huge network at present, today’s announcement also includes a goal to reach 2 million people with FTTP connectivity by 2020.
Clive Selley, Openreach CEO, said: “We’re committed to taking the UK from being a superfast to an ultrafast nation, and whilst we’re extending the reach of our Fibre-to-the-Premises network, we’re also boosting the speed and variety of the services we can offer over it.
“We’ve been working closely with our wholesale CP customers to develop these new ultrafast products, and we expect the new higher speed services will be of particular interest to small and medium businesses.
“This is another example of how our mixed technology approach is getting the fastest possible speeds to the largest number of people in the shortest possible timeframe.”
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