Reduction expected after completion of field trials
Businesses and consumers could benefit if savings were passed on
Following an industry consultation, BT's Openreach has said it will launch the service this summer
200 more positions offered as BT focuses on rolling out fibre broadband via Openreach
It's a broadband beauty contest, says analyst.
Meaning four million customers will have fibre connections
Regulator may allow Openreach to bump up wholesale broadband charges
2.5 million homes and businesses to get direct fibre connections
But UK still lags in fibre to the home compared to other OECD countries
SHDSL technology allows services to be provided up to 12km from local exchange
Openreach fibre product being trialled by ISPs in Muswell Hill, North London, and Whitchurch near Cardiff
More than one million homes will be able to access next-generation, fibre-based services by March 2010
Final consultation commences on BT's multibillion-pound fibre-optic network plans
BT has a pivotal role in the deployment of next-generation communication infrastructure for the UK. What can businesses expect from the vendor?
The cable provider's chief talks about the future of next-generation broadband access in the UK