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BT to offer 300Mbit fibre to the home in 2013

Press release February 23, 2012 IT

As the number of households with internet connection increases, so does the demand for faster broadband.

As the number of household’s owning PC’s and Laptops increases, the need for a faster internet connection is constantly growing, the demands for faster broadband speeds are a necessity for everyone. For the days of dial up connections have long gone, society is in need of faster connections to facilitate the volume of information on the web.

BT is the first telecoms supplier to come forward with the proposal of 300mbit Fibre optic broadband planned in for next year. Will other suppliers come forward with a similar offer, well this remains to be seen.

BT plans to offer customers 300Mbit/s broadband next year, after successful trials of fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology in St Agnes, Cornwall. The company will offer FTTP to customers in areas that are fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) enabled, for an additional fee. The FTTP connection will enable SME’s and the general public the ability to get information and access data in a phenomenal time.

BT also announced that its FTTC broadband, which currently delivers 40Mbit/s download speeds, will be doubled this spring to 80Mbit/s. So even if you aren’t in the area to receive 300Mbit broadband, your current 40Mbit is due to double to 80Mbit.

According to communications regulator Ofcom, UK broadband speeds averaged 7.6Mbit/s in November 2011, a 22 per cent increase on November 2010 speeds. The need and demand for faster broadband in homes and offices is vital for businesses to work at a faster rate and get information required in a shorter pace.

Ofcom said that in line with its 2014 target, seven million premises can currently access fibre broadband through BT and this will rise to 10 million in 2012. The telecoms provider said it will bid for Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds to make fibre broadband available to 90 per cent of UK premises at some point in the future.

The speed of broadband is becoming increasingly important, no one likes sitting for a long time waiting for the connection to take place. Faster broadband will enable companies to get more done in the working day. As the pace of society increases, it’s logical that our broadband connections are in line with society’s demand.