BT launches UK FTTH service

UK telecoms company, BT, has expanded its broadband family to include an FTTH service, offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps and upload speed of up to 15Mbps.

The new service, named BT Infinity Option Three will deliver the company’s highest consumer download speed.

The FTTH service will only be available from a limited numbers of exchanges initially, increasing as BT’s Openreach subsidiary rolls out fibre to homes and premises. Customers in several areas of London will be the first to have access to the service.

John Petter, managing director of BT’s Consumer division, said: “We are delighted to launch BT Infinity Option 3, which offers our fastest ever speeds for consumers. We are seeing very encouraging take-up of our fibre-based broadband and we now have more than 300,000 customers. “

BT previously announced that approximately two-thirds of UK homes and premises will have access to fibre-based broadband by the end of 2014 – a year earlier than the original target. The company is investing £2.5 billion on the commercial deployment of fibre-optic broadband and is hoping to reach a much higher percentage of the country with the help of government funds.

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