BT revealed some awesome news for those who live in the UK today, announcing their new plans to invest a total of £6 billion into the development of their broadband infrastructure that spans the UK.
With this investment, they plan to provide 12 million homes in the UK with Ultrafast broadband by the year 2020.
This follows BT’s recent Infinity speed increase, which now provides up to 52MB/s speeds.
In their press release, BT explained more.
“Ultrafast broadband will be deployed to a minimum of ten million homes and businesses in the same period, subject to regulatory support, with an ambition to reach twelve million. There will be an increased focus on Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology within this plan with the aim being to reach two million premises with the technology, mainly in new housing developments, high streets and business parks. Customer service will be another area of focus with the company revealing a series of new initiatives to better meet the evolving needs of its customers.”
“The UK is a digital leader today and it is vital that it remains one in the future. That is why we are announcing a further six billion pounds of investment in our UK networks, subject to regulatory certainty. Networks require money and a lot of it. Virgin and BT have both pledged to invest and we will now see if others follow our lead. Infrastructure competition is good for the UK and so is the current Openreach model whereby others can piggyback on our investment should they want to.”
You can read more about the news from BT and the planned work at the source link below.