Thursday, February 14, 2013

Scotland - BT to reach 291,000 premises with FTTC/P by spring 2014 at cost of £2.5 billion

MSN News reports BT was to reach more than a quarter of a million premises with high-speed fibre broadband by spring 2014, with a further investment of £2.5 billion:
BT announced that 291,000 properties across Scotland will have their internet upgraded, taking the number of premises with access to fibre broadband in Scotland to around 1.45 million.

This includes 25 communities such as Ellon, Forres, Blairgowrie, Lochgelly, Coatbridge and East Kilbride.

The project is part of a £2.5 billion development to roll out fibre broadband to two-thirds of homes and businesses across the UK by the end of spring 2014.

BT's local network business Openreach will carry out the work with a use of technologies known as fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTTP).

FTTC would permit speeds of up to 80Mbps download, while FTTP with download would permit 330Mbps.

A similar story in Cable.

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