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BT blows fibre into 'multiple biz units' for first time

Hopes FTTP tech will help grow Acorn House

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BT's biz wing has completed what it claimed to be the first fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) install to multiple buildings in the UK.

The national telco said it had blown fibre optics into Acorn House's office units in Milton Keynes.

BT said its FTTP broadband service can deliver download speeds of "up to" 100Mbit/s and upload speeds of 15Mbps.

It's hoping to deploy fibre broadband – mainly via the street cabinet – to two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2014 as part of its £2.5bn investment in the upgrade to its infrastructure.

“We are at the forefront of the fibre revolution for businesses in the UK and this is a real milestone in being able to provide the best technology to all types of customer," said BT business fibre broadband boss Lisa Ravenscroft.

"Fibre-to-the-premises offers super-fast speed for both uploading and downloading. It’s ideal for data-intensive work, and it is also an enabler for organisations of all sizes and types that want to take advantage of the latest technologies, like videoconferencing and remote data backup, which help them to improve efficiency and cut costs.” ®

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