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BT brings high speeds to the hi-rises: Broadband Rollout Roundup 06/07/2013

It’s been another quiet week on the broadband rollout front. BT has got a few more BDUK contracts to look forwards to, but until those are signed off we won’t hear about them. 

Looking at our countdown list, we can expect big news from the rest of Scotland, Essex, Greater Manchester and the Isle of Wight in the future.

Until then, here’s the latest Broadband Rollout Roundup dispatch from Recombu Digital and our shortest one in recent memory. 

BT brings high speeds to the hi-rises: Broadband Rollout Roundup 06/07/2013
One of the many BT Openreach white vans, poised and ready for action

BT connects 2.7 million UK apartments to FTTC and FTTP broadband

BT has announced that its connected over 2.7 million apartments and new built multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the UK. 

Most of these connected apartments, 608,000, are based in Greater London and a further 550,000 across the capital are due to get connected over the coming years.

This will means that 1,158,000 London premises are in line for some high speed fibre-based broadband.

BT has also revealed that three new apartment blocks in West Quay India, Port East and Burrell’s Wharf now benefit from future-proof FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections. 

Providing download speeds of up to 330Mbps, BT reveals that the new products have been popular across the Docklands area, with take up rates of over 30 per cent recorded. Having visited the utter ghost town that Canary Wharf is on weekends, Recombu Digital reckons that those unlucky enough to live there might as well take up whatever form of entertainment they can get, the faster the better.



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