BT To Trial 1Gbps Broadband in 2011


By SpiderGuest

General
3 December 2010

It has been announced that British Telecom (BT) are going to trial out in 2011 1Gbps broadband in Suffolk.

Now it’s not only Suffolk, BT are planning on rolling out their ‘super-fast broadband’ to 40 ‘rural market towns’

When you think of ‘super-fast’ broadband you will probably think of Speedy Gonzalez – Virgin Media’s new mascot until now. BT are planning on pumping money into their Infinity service to trial the new broadband speeds that BT have previously tested in selected countries like Korea.

Commencing in 2011 (date to be confirmed), I would say that customers shouldn’t expect to have a 1Gbps broadband to their homes straight away as BT is putting expanding their network coverage as a number one priority.

This seems like the step in the right direction for BT but they have a big catch up game for their largest competitor – Virgin Media.

BT say: “BT will be including up to 40 rural market towns in the next phase of exchanges for fibre broadband. These areas will be able to enjoy the benefits of the technology from late 2011/early 2012. BT plans to announce the next list of exchanges in January 2011.”

-Source Tech Radar

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