BT Reaches Next Gen Milestone

BT has reported that the first one million homes and businesses are now enjoying the next generation broadband copper service, which offers speeds up to 24Mbit/s.

Sian Baldwin, BT Wholesale’s director of broadband and content services, said “This is a fantastic milestone which has been achieved due to unprecedented demand for the product since January this year.”

“We are delighted that WBC is ensuring our wholesale customers are at the heart of the broadband revolution occurring in the UK today. Our investment is helping communications providers meet their customers growing demand for high-speed access to a range of online services – including television, gaming and multiple VoIP services.

“But we are not stopping here – we are extending our coverage and delivering even greater availability as a priority so that we have enabled exchanges serving 20 million UK homes and business by spring 2011; whilst at the same time continuing to roll-out WBC fibre services to over four million UK homes and business.”