Cornwall will be one of the first places in the UK to test a new ‘ultra fast’ fibre broadband.
BT’s local network business Openreach today revealed a list of eight locations across the country, including St Agnes, where it will pilot the delivery of ‘FTTP on Demand’.
This service, which Openreach intends to make commercially available from Spring 2013, will enable customers to order an ultra-fast 330Mbps broadband connection directly to their home or business in an area served by Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology.
Previously, in order to receive 330Mbps speeds, customers had to be located in an FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) enabled area.
Ranulf Scarbrough, BT’s programme director for the £132 million Superfast Cornwall broadband partnership, said: “It is excellent news that Cornwall is playing a leading role in developing this exciting technology.
“This ultra fast service can make a major contribution to the efficiency and competitiveness of local businesses and so play a major role in the future prosperity of Cornwall. It is a further demonstration of BT’s determination and commitment to ensuring Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has world class communications.”