BT rolls out 100Mbps fibre broadband in ten exchange areas
Residents in ten exchange areas across England can now sign up for BT's newly launched up to 100Mbps fibre optic broadband package.
Highams Park, Leytonstone, Ilford and Forest Hill in London are among the first locations to be included in the telecoms giant's ultra-fast broadband rollout.
Ashford in Middlesex, Chester, York, St Austell, Exeter and the village of Bradwell Abbey in Buckinghamshire are the remaining exchanges to have been upgraded.
The service matches the download speed offered by Virgin Media's top-tier fibre broadband package, but boasts upload rates that are 50 per cent faster, according to BT.
"Today's (November 15th 2011) addition expands our product offering, so we now have three versions of BT Infinity offering high speeds that allow families to do more online at the same time," said John Petter, managing director of BT's consumer arm.
More than 300,000 households already receive fibre optic broadband from BT.
Next year, the company is set to bring faster speeds to even more homes and businesses by doubling the maximum download rate of its fibre-to-the-cabinet proposition from 40Mbps to 80Mbps.
BT is aiming to deploy fibre broadband to two-thirds of UK properties by the end of 2014.