BT Doubling Fibre Broadband Speeds and Pushing 300Mbps to All

By Gary Cutlack on at

Anything Virgin Media can do BT can do almost as well and a bit later, it appears, with BT today announcing plans to double its fibre broadband speeds from this spring.

If you're lucky enough to live within the warm embrace of a fibre-enabled exchange, your maximum possible BT broadband speed will rise to around 80Mb in a few months time, with the updated fibre-to-the-cabinet system also boosting upstream speeds to a headline max of up to 20Mb.

BT has also announced the end of a successful trial of a new version of its much faster fibre-to-the-premises broadband product, called 'FTTP on demand', which lets users in FTTC areas simply ask to have their homes or businesses hooked up to the full-power up-to-300Mb system.

This will bring FTTP speeds to anywhere within the existing FTTC fibre network. And then even South Korea will be jealous of our internets. [BT]

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