BT 1GB Broadband Trial: Proposed Areas

BT has announced plans for a superfast 1GB service and trials are set to begin in early 2011 at 40 locations around the U.K. This might rather take the shine off Virgin Media’s announcement of a 100MB broadband although that has a more widespread roll-out planned.

The BT trial will start with Kesgrave in Suffolk and involves market towns and although this will be a smaller platform initially than the Virgin roll-out, BT aims for its 1GB service to provide the prime broadband network in Europe by 2015, tying in with government plans, according to Paul Lamkin over on Pocket-Lint, sourced from the BBC.

Although the full list of other towns involved in the BT trial has not yet been made available it is known that the service will be established on FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) technology developed by BT. BT’s director of strategy, Oliva Garfield said, “We intend to continually push the limits of our super-fast broadband programme in terms of the technology and the geography.” Fast broadband services to rural areas are one of the areas to be outlined on Monday by the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, regarding business broadband plans for the U.K.

For more on this go to pocket-lint.com. What are your thoughts on the BT 1GB superfast service just announced? We’d like to know so why not send us a comment.

  • Andrew

    Good grief – they cant even deliver a stable service of 8GB across the land – poor service from a poorly managed company.
    I suggest people complain more and visit Facebook campaign for decent broadband services in the UK

  • BTBullshiT

    Yeah right! What they will do is test the service in the houses of 10-15 of the engineers that live in Kesgrave and after 1 year they will extend this to the city of London. the rest of mortals will still get 0.5 MBps. If you want superfast broadband mkigrate to France, Germany, spain, Italy, Japan, USA, or even Afghanistan…

  • cc

    I am dependent on BT for my own service in rural Suffolk.

    I'm lucky if I get anything near 1mbps whuich is total rubbish for watching anything on YouTube as it keeps stopping to catch up.