Thursday, 23 November 2017

BT announces new G.fast trials as MPs blast Openreach

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 10 March 16

Culture minister Ed Vaizey compares incumbent's infrastructure arm to unruly teenager, says Openreach must do better.

BT on Thursday made a slew of new ultrafast broadband commitments, a day after its infrastructure arm Openreach was lambasted by MPs. The U.K. incumbent has announced plans to conduct G.fast trials covering 25,000 homes in Cambridgeshire and Kent, as part of its plan to use the technology to provide up to 500-Mbps broadband to 10 million premises by 2020. BT will also trial fibre…

BT on Thursday made a slew of new ultrafast broadband commitments, a day after its infrastructure arm Openreach was lambasted by MPs. The U.K. incumbent has announced plans to conduct G.fast trials covering 25,000 homes in Cambridgeshire and Kent, as part of its plan to use the technology to provide up to 500-Mbps broadband to 10 million premises by 2020. BT will also trial fibre…

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