Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
BT news

BT has called upon businesses in the north-east to sound out their desire for next-generation broadband services in the country.

A spokesman talking to the Journal newspaper on behalf of the telecoms giant has urged firms who would feel the benefit of fibre-optic cable broadband services to speak up.

According to the representative, the more demand BT's Openreach department gauges for high-speed services in the region, the more chance there is of a next-gen network finding its way to the north-east before other areas of the country.

He said: "In the north-east, if there was strong lobbying and a push that said the dynamics of the way small businesses work [means] there will be a demand for these services, then that will be listened to.

"A positive campaign to get people aware of this in the north-east by actively saying to Openreach that we want this, could well have a material difference in terms of prioritising the investment into the north-east. I would add my voice to that."

Meanwhile, state-owned Indian broadband provider BSNL is reported by the Economic Times to have considered adopting an Openreach style model for rolling out its services.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

Search news