There has been a lot of talk in the UK recently about broadband speeds customers are getting from ISPs, and the level of service that goes with it. Now BT is promising to turbo charge broadband speeds in the UK by spring next year.
The company’s fiber to the Premises service currently provides speeds of 110Mbps, but this will be ramped up to 300Mbps. This will also be offered to other broadband providers on a wholesale basis according to The Telegraph.
BT Openreach is the wholesale arm of the company, has said it is going to begin trialing the super-fast technology this month. This is just part of a number of changes the company is making to boost broadband speeds that ISPs can provide to consumers.
BT is currently investing £2.5 billion in fiber optic broadband to provide about two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2015. They should be able to double the speed of its FTTC broadband that is more widely available, since it won approval from the government to up the amount of data that can go through its copper networks.
This could provide potential to increase FFTC broadband speeds up to 80Mbps from 40Mbps, and should be available next year. The British Government sees super-fast broadband as an important part in driving growth in rural parts of the country.
It is promising to invest £530 million to help provide the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015, but much more investment is required to achieve this. A lot of the infrastructure in the country uses aging copper wires, and will need big investment to provide all parts of the UK with the level of service that many require.