BT Exceeds NG Broadband Roll Out Prevision

BT is aiming to expand its initial next generation broadband roll out to cover more British homes.

In a report by The Financial Times the UK based communications giant has said it has revised the earlier prediction of 44 per cent coverage up to 66 per cent.

In a move to establish the company as the leading broadband service provider in the country, BT executives speaking with FT have said that the expansion plans will cost a great deal more than the £1.5 billion ($2.2 billion) currently budgeted for but will ensure that next generation broadband services are available to as many homes as possible.

Originally BT had planned to offer next generation broadband to 44 percent of Britain homes by March 2013 but later announced that the service would be available by mid 2012.

BT, which also offers fixed line telephone services, is in direct competition with Virgin's broadband business line, which is busy implementing its own next generation broadband service.