BT takes superfast fibre broadband to 2.5 million homes

News in brief: FTTP rollout part of 10 million high-speed homes pledge

News in brief: FTTP rollout part of 10 million high-speed homes pledge

BT has announced it is rolling out superfast fibre broadband directly to 2.5 million UK homes and businesses.

FTTP (fibre to the premises) will allow for for download speeds of 100Mbps by 2012, BT said on Friday.

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BT plans to roll out FTTP to 2.5 million (photo credit: BT)

The news follows a July 2008 announcement that saw the telco pledge to deliver some form of fibre access to 10 million homes by 2012.

See BT to run fast fibre to 2.5m homes on ZDNet UK for the whole story.