BT reveals latest fibre roll-out locations
BT has said 24 further Westcountry communities are due to be connected to high-speed fibre broadband network, as it continues its £2.5 billion UK-wide Openreach roll out.
Towns including Torquay, Barnstaple, Plymstock, Tavistock, Okehampton, Honiton, Totnes, Bovey Tracey, Dawlish, Tiverton and Yelverton – are due to be upgraded in 2013.
The investment project will upgrade broadband networks through a mixture of fibre-to-cabinet and fibre-to-premises technologies.
The fibre-to-cabinet service, which relays high-speed broadband the final distance to consumers' doors via existing wiring, has the capacity to increase download speeds to 80 megabits per second and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps.
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BT also plans to roll out a fibre-to-premises on demand facility, enabling businesses located in areas served by fibre-to-cabinet to access speeds of up to 330Mbps.
Jon Reynolds, BT's South West regional director, said:
"The fibre broadband network we're building today will underpin the local economy for many years to come – and we're keen to go further, working with the public sector to take technology to places outside current commercial roll-out plans."