Forty-one UK market towns with around 300,000 businesses and consumers will get broadband access of up to 40Mbps from spring next year as part of the next phase of BT’s £2.5 billion fibre deployment, the telecoms firm has announced.
The 41 towns will complement 785 exchanges that BT has already named under its fibre roll-out plan. These locations serve around eight million premises in total, about half of BT’s total fibre roll-out plan, the telco said.
BT’s fibre broadband roll-out is based on fibre to street cabinets (FTTC) to provide download speeds of up to 40Mbps, potentially rising to 60Mbps, and upstream speeds of 10Mbps, which could rise to 15Mbps in the future. BT is also trialing fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband services, at download speeds of up to 100Mbps.