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BT wants 1000 Apartment Dwellers to Sign-up for Superfast Broadband Trials

UK telecom giant BT is looking for almost 1,000 residential buildings to sign up for a pilot project which will permit the national telecom companies to test faster broadband speeds in the residential apartment blocks.

According to the company, they need to trial the pilot apartments in those areas where they have already set up their broadband. One the residents sign-up, Openreach engineers of BT will lay fibre-to-the-premises for the pilot project.

Under the scheme, a speed up to 100 Mbit per second will be provided initially, however, this speed will be increased to 300 Mbit per second by the month of April this year if the residents ask for faster internet speed during the trial period.

The company is taking up FTTP trials in various areas to improve the installation time for the latest technology and according to them the upstream speed will be "the fastest in the UK."

Openreach next gen access MD, Mike Galvin, said, "We are keen to extend the benefits of our fastest broadband services to those living in apartments," reported The Register.

The MD also disclosed that via the company's registration scheme they have got to know that consumers are looking for faster speeds and view it as a "significant benefit".