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UK Fibre Roll Out Plans Plotted On Map

The broadband research group Point Topic has sketched out some maps showing the most probable roll out of the next-generation broadband access in the UK over the coming few years.

The maps, published on Thursday, have been designed for the use by local and regional government agencies, along with for those who have been tracing the likely profits in property domains and formulating marketing strategies for broadband-oriented products, the research firm added.

In addition, the research firm reported that the BT’s proposed plans to offer next-generation access (NGA) fast broadband network in the country could fall well short of the contemporary demand for speedier broadband services.

It has been claimed that the network operator’s plans to connect 10 million households with superfast next-generation access broadband are not enough when it comes to aligning the roll out with the demands for speedier services.

The company further asserted that the BT’s ambitious plans fall short by around as much as 60 percent of the UK population unlikely to have NGA network access by until 2012.

Tech website PC Pro quoted the chief analyst from Point Topic, Tim Johnson, as saying: “At the moment BT are not really behind demand, but that will change as people realise other areas have better access than them, especially local authorities who will want to ensure they see the economic and social benefits of faster broadband”.

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