SFBB passes 5m milestone   

FibreBT has confirmed that it has now passed more than five million premises in the UK with its superfast broadband (SFBB) network.

The update came today as BT announced that adjusted profit before tax grew at the company by 20% at the same time as it was investing in the future of the business and the UK.

Take-up has been strong with the number of customers currently using BT’s Infinity service having almost trebled over the last six months to more than 200,000.

In the last three months alone BT added 71,000 customers, with the run rate being 50 per cent higher than the previous quarter.

“We are still on track to make fibre-based services available to ten million UK premises by 2012 and to two thirds of premises by the end of 2015,” said Johnny McQuoid, Superfast Broadband Director, BT Group

“Our investment in the future of the UK is second to none and we look forward to even more people enjoying the benefits of SFBB,” he said.