While UK is trying to improve its standing among the most connected countries, ambulance BT is doing its bit towards helping it achieve the target. BT is now planning to roll out its new broadband service which will provide top speed of up to 330 Mbps. However, you will have to wait till next year for getting this superfast internet package.
The new package will be different from the current ones as it will feature FTTP service on demand, which means that BT will install Fibre connection direct to the premises of the subscribers. Currently, BT provides fibre connection till ‘cabinets’ while connection from cabinet to premise is based on regular copper line. BT has already conducted a trial in Cornwall and it is planning to carry out further trials this summer. The new program will be available for both business and home users.
BT is also planning to double its current broadband speed from up to 40 Mbps to up to 80 Mbps. BT’s competitor Virgin Media has also announced such plans. While Virgin Media has hiked up its prices, BT has not disclosed its plans. The company spokesperson said, “Some internet service providers may choose to pass on the charge whereas others might absorb it in return for a long-term contract. It may also be the case that local authorities wish to assist with installation costs if they deem FTTP to be a priority.”