BT to launch gigabit speed broadband plan

11 Mar 2020

British fixed line incumbent BT has announced plans to launch a new home broadband service offering gigabit speed to consumers ‘from later this month’. In a press release, the operator said this new service will be introduced as part of a range of next generation ‘Full Fibre’ plans, and BT noted that the gigabit-capable tariff will be made available in ‘hundreds of cities, towns and villages across the UK’, with notable rollout locations including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds, London and Manchester. According to the telco, more than two million premises are expected to gain access to the top-end speeds later this month, a figure which it claimed will give it ‘the biggest Full Fibre network reach of any provider in the UK’. Looking further ahead, BT has said its ambition is to reach around half of all UK homes by the end of 2025. Meanwhile, BT has said that more details on its ‘Full Fibre’ product range, including pricing and availability for both new and existing customers, will be made available ‘in the coming weeks’.

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach)