Broadband customers will soon be able to access speeds of 110Mbps under plans unveiled by BT Openreach.
Openreach – the arm of BT that manages its network for other ISPs – has said that the 110Mpbs service will be added in March 2011.
It will be a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service and will offer 110Mpbs with the speed being reduced to a guaranteed 20Mpbs at peak times. As part of the service, customers would also get an upload speed of 15Mbps.
As with other BT networks, rival ISPs will be able to rent the high-speed network. Openreach said that prices would be £21.54 per month. How much this would then cost the consumer is yet to be announced and it wouldn’t include individual ISP costs. The one-off connection charge of £75 will also be added to the cost.