BT to Provide UK with Super-Fast Broadband Internet by 2014

Telecom giant BT has claimed that it is well ahead of schedule in rolling out super-fast broadband in the UK.

According to an articleon IT Pro, the company announced that more than two thirds of the UK will get fibre based super-fast broadband in 2014, instead of 2015, as per the original plans.

To complete the project a year ahead of schedule, the company plans to invest an additional £300 million along with hiring 520 more engineers - most of them being ex-army workers

Working with the UK government, the company announced that more than two thirds of the UK will get access to super-fast broadband by 2015, making Britain one of the best countries for broadband in Europe

"We're really pleased to be recruiting so many ex-armed services personnel," said a BT spokesperson.

"They've served their country well and deserve the chance of full-time employment with a generous reward package. They're also highly skilled, motivated and disciplined and they have experience of complex engineering tasks in challenging environments. Given that experience, we'll be able to train them up quickly and get them straight out where we need them," the spokesperson added.