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BT Rolls Out 100Mbps Broadband

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BT Rolls Out 100Mpbs Broadband

BT Retail has launched its fastest ever broadband offering a limited selection of the country the chance to get a 100Mbps connection.

This offering from BT matches the 100Mbps offering from Virgin Media which offers the lightening-fast connection to around 800,000 homes throughout the UK. However BT is claiming that its upload speeds of 15Mbps, 50 per cent higher than that of Virgin Media, which is 10Mbps.

BT Infinity Option 3 is a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) product based on the Openreach FTTH roll-out with the service costing £35-a-month – which includes unlimited evening and weekend calls on an 18 month contract. There is also no usage limit or connection fee. The engineer will install the last few metres of fibre, including an Openreach fibre termination device.

John Petter, managing director of BT’s Consumer division, said: “We are delighted to launch BT Infinity Option 3, which offers our fastest-ever speeds for consumers. We are seeing very encouraging takeup of our fibre-based broadband and we now have more than 300,000 customers.

“Today’s addition expands our product offering, so we now have three versions of BT Infinity offering high speeds that allow families to do more online at the same time.”

BT Infinity Option 3 will be available from a limited number of exchanges initially, with customers in Highams Park and Leytonstone in London, Ilford in Redbridge, Ashford in Middlesex, Forest Hill in Lewisham, Chester, York, St. Austell and Exeter among the first to have the opportunity to purchase it.

Source: BT

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November 16, 2011, 12:10 am

i live in an area just south of croydon i am surrounded by bt exchanges that have been converted to fttc all except the exchange i am on which is approx 1/2 residential and 1/2 business with no apparent plans to change it. the cable company have a cabinet less than 100metres from my building and the properties in my road are newish and were built with conduits in place for data cables but again the cable company won,t run cable to us therefore i am stuck with adsl at 3mb at best, my only hope is o2 have a cell tower in visible sight and when/ if they convert to 4g i may be able to get something better heres hoping

Peter Morris

November 16, 2011, 12:34 am

What about Dorking? It's bad enough living in a place that Americans think is a sexual act. Well, they think that a costume malfunction is a sexual act, so perhaps I haven't quite got the niceties of American mores.

So, BT, what about Dorking?

And that's not a proposition...


November 16, 2011, 6:26 pm

I think BT should get down to some serious business rather than willy-waving at Virgin. If my estimations of BT could go any lower, they would.
Our exchange had a 21CN RFS date of March this year, that came and went and now? No RFS date.
So great, a handful of lucky people have 100Mb at the expense of 1000s who aren't getting above 'up to 8Mb'.
All added to the fact that many other countries have had 100Mb for ages, but due to lack of investment by our incumbent telco and lack of 'encouragement' by our toothless regulator, we're only just now starting to catch up.


November 16, 2011, 8:12 pm

I live in Canary Wharf, the financial hub of London and my BT broadband download speed cannot go more than 2Mb at best! For last 18 months I have been regularly complaining to BT about this and the answer is that when the exchange gets upgraded the speed will improve. Where are BT's priorities? Forums are full of outcry from customers like me.

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