BT upgrades another 199 exchanges for ADSL2+
By Barry Collins
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 at 15:03
It may be in the midst of a fibre rollout, but BT is also continuing to upgrade exchanges for the slower ADSL2+ services.
The telco has added another 199 exchanges to its upgrade list, which will benefit from up to 20Mbits/sec broadband by the spring of 2011.
The list spans the entire country, from St Ives in Cornwall to St Andrews in Scotland.
By the time this latest rollout is completed, three quarters of the UK will be connected to ADSL2+ or fibre broadband lines, according to BT. The company claims that 1.5 million premises have access to fibre already.
BT has also announced that it's trialling a "priority class of service" for ADSL2+ business customers. "The service will allow communications providers to better manage their customer networks based on key SLA (Service Level Agreement) measures of latency, packet loss and jitter, resulting in enhanced levels of reliability for business VoIP," BT claims.
The trial will begin this autumn, with BT hoping to offer the service commercially by next year.
You can check here to see when the 21CN WBC status for a upgrade date:
By PLF_skydiver on 11 Aug 2010
Orange have happily been providing me with 14mb download speeds in my little old pit village for the past 9 months. Will I be moving to BT? Yeah right and pigs might fly
By readerd on 11 Aug 2010
Up to 20Mb?
Is this the same "up to 20Mb" on which 65% of customers don't exceed 8Mb? Ref: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10760069
By halsteadk on 11 Aug 2010
Not the Entire Country
"The list spans the entire country, from St Ives in Cornwall to St Andrews in Scotland."
Excluding Northern Ireland (of course).
By RBHannam on 12 Aug 2010
Well there is one in Northern Ireland (East Belfast) - so a token gesture anyway...
By halsteadk on 13 Aug 2010
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