BT pushes boundaries of super-fast broadband

Super-fast broadbandBT has unveiled its latest plans for super-fast broadband further supporting the government’s vision of creating the best super-fast broadband network in Europe by 2015.

The company plans to conduct a technical trial of one gigabit fibre broadband in Kesgrave, Suffolk and the inclusion of up to 40 rural market towns in the next phase of BT’s deployment of super-fast fibre broadband.

The trial will start in early 2011 and will see BT deliver some of the fastest residential speeds over fibre broadband anywhere in the world today.

Said Olivia Garfield, BT’s director of strategy: “We intend to continually push the limits of our super-fast broadband programme in terms of the technology and the geography.

"While everyday consumers don’t require Gigabit speeds today, it’s important that we test the maximum speed capabilities of our fibre broadband product to ensure that it is fully future proofed,” she said.