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BT to deliver fibre broadband services to Milton Keynes flats

Thursday, March 8th 2012 by Editorial
BT is looking for suitable Milton Keynes apartments in which to trial its new super-fast fibre broadband services.

Residents and landlords of apartments in Milton Keynes are being invited to take part in a new BT fibre broadband trial.

BT Openreach is seeking around 1,000 rental properties in places located within BT's existing UK fibre broadband footprint to take part in the pilot, which will deliver super-fast internet speeds to tenants.

Using fibre-to-the-premises technology, participants will gain access to download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, rising to a new British benchmark rate of 300 Mbps by spring.

Buildings will be chosen based on the level of demand seen among residents and the cooperation of landlords, while economic and technical factors will also be considered.

John Weaver, BT's regional director for the south-east, said: "This is another step forward for our super-fast broadband footprint in Milton Keynes. We are keen to extend the benefits of our fastest broadband services to people living in apartments."

This comes after BT extended its fibre broadband services in Milton Keynes last December to include 95 per cent of homes and businesses in the Bradwell Abbey exchange area.