BT to extend ADSL2+ to 90% of the UK

29 Jul 2011

British fixed line incumbent BT has announced that it will extend the availability of its ADSL2+ services to around 2.5 million more premises than it had originally planned, with around 900,000 of those properties set to benefit from the coverage expansion being in rural areas, the BBC reports. As a result of its expanded coverage plans BT will, on completing the rollout, offer downlink speeds of up to 20Mbps to around 90% of the UK’s premises, up from its original target of 80%. Commenting on the development, Alex Pannell, BT’s director of product management, noted: ‘This is a significant expansion of our rollout plan and is further proof of our commitment to serve rural areas.’

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach)