British Telecom has confirmed that it is to launch new higher speed
wholesale broadband services across the UK. Services of up to up to 8Mbit/s will eventually be available.
BT confirmed that the BT ADSL Max and BT ADSL Max Premium broadband services will be launched on a national basis from 31 March this year. More than 5300 exchanges are being upgraded to support higher speed broadband, with these exchanges serving more than 99.6 per cent of UK homes and businesses.
The company has estimated that 78 per cent of BT phone lines should support broadband at line rates of 4Mbit/s and above, and 42 per cent of BT phone lines should support broadband at line rates of 6Mbit/s.