UK internet service provider BT has announced plans to roll out fibre-based broadband to 87 per cent of London by 2011.
Currently only three per cent of the capital has access to BT's fibre broadband network, including Muswell Hill, Canonbury, Chingford, Edmonton, Enfield, Thamesmead and Tottenham.
Once the roll-out is completed, Londoners will either have access to BT's fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, which offers speeds of up to 100Mbps, or the company's fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) network, which offers speeds of up to 40Mbps.
Ian Livingston, BT's chief executive, said: “London is already one of the best connected cities in the world, and our investment plan will ensure that it stays ahead of the pack.”
The company has promised to bring fibre and advanced copper-based broadband internet to Londoners well ahead of the London Olympics.
BT also promised to update its ADSL2+ copper network which currently covers almost 90 per cent of London and offers speeds up to 20Mbps.