As a quick comparison, a full HD blockbuster movie takes under 40 seconds to download at 1Gbps – that’s compared to over 10 minutes on standard UK line.
The BT-owned Openreach network is the key to this plan with it hoped that around 20 million homes will be connected to superfast speeds by the mid to late 20202s.
According to a report from the Telegraph, things are about to be ramped up even further with more rural areas expected to be next on Openreach’s plan to boost the UK’s speeds. In fact, it’s thought around 27 areas are set for the broadband boost.
Full news could be revealed by CEO of BT Group, Philip Jansen tomorrow, May 13, including which areas are set for the speed boost.
Getting more homes connected to full-fibre is a major task with Openreach currently only supplying around 4.5 million properties with this technology and that’s simply not enough.
News that things could get faster won’t come soon enough for millions of homeowners.
Although the UK manages to trump 174 other countries globally it falls way behind 46 other nations in the speed league, including 21 in Western Europe. This puts the UK among the slowest in Europe when it comes to average broadband speed. To make matters worse, Britain has lost ground since measurements were taken back in 2019.
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