BT has today revealed new plans to release new speedy broadband in the UK, set to top out at 500Mbps, the new broadband is set to launch as a pilot program in the UK this summer.
BT have said that when it launches the new broadband technology will be called G-fast and that they expect to roll the new faster broadband to customers in 2016-2017.
“BT is a world leader when it comes to fibre innovation and we are excited about the next stage in our story, we believe G.fast is the key to unlocking ultrafast speeds and we are prepared to upgrade large parts of our network should the pilots prove successful. That upgrade will depend however on there continuing to be a stable regulatory environment that supports investment.
“The UK is ahead of its major European neighbours when it comes to broadband and we need to stay ahead as customer demands evolve. G.fast will allow us to do that by building on the investment we have made in fibre to date. It will transform the UK broadband landscape from superfast to ultrafast in the quickest possible timeframe.”
BT say that two pilot programs will be launching this summer in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Gosforth and Newcastle, providing around 4,000 homes and businesses with the new faster broadband.
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