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BT to trial new broadband technology in Tech City

Sam Shead | Aug. 4, 2014
BT is set to trial a new broadband technology in London's Tech City this autumn in a bid to combat the slow internet speeds that have plagued the area for so long.

Garner said: "If you are a start-up, isn't your internet worth a couple of hundred pounds a month? Wouldn't you rather have a symmetrical upload and download rather than hanging off the back of a proposition that's really designed for consumers sitting at home watching TV (online)?"

FTTRn technology is also set to be trialled in rural areas across the UK, where homes are situated a long way from the cabinet and even further away from a telephone exchange.

For example, BT has selected Leyburn in North Yorkshire for a trial pilot, in which will 5,000 premises in and around the market town will be connected with FTTRn, with speeds in excess of 25Mbps.

BT refused to reveal how much the new FTTRn technology would cost if launched commercially.


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