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BT Openreach to Release New Boradband Connection in UK; Speeds Up to 300 MBs Per Second

BT Openreach plans to release a new broadband connection next year which would give download speeds of up to 300 MBs per second.

The company said that the fibre optics based connection, which will be launched in spring next year will be initially available to only select few customers.

BT also revealed that the Network Interoperability Consultative Committee has given it permission to double the speeds of its 40 Mbps connection to 80 Mbps.

According to the BBC (opens in new tab), the company said it was planning to start the trials for Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) this month, which will bring super fast broadband speeds to the UK public.

The company plans to invest around £2.5 billion to make fast broadband available to about two-thirds of households and businesses in the UK. A majority of the investment will go to establishing Fibre-to-the-Cabinet technology (FTTC) while the remaining will be invested in the super fast FTTP connections.

“High-speed broadband is essential for economic growth, which is why we want the UK to have the best superfast broadband in Europe by 2015. Improving the UK's broadband infrastructure will help our high-tech digital industries to grow,” said communications minister Ed Vaizey.