Broadband provider BT could offer 90 per cent of the UK's households with super-fast fibre coverage within three years, it has been reported.
According to the Financial Times, the internet service provider (ISP) believes that new subsidies announced in the Digital Britain report will allow it to significantly improve the coverage offered by its new broadband network.
Under new government proposals, BT would be entitled to support from the Next Generation Fund, which will raise money for fibre deployments via a £6 annual levy on fixed telephone lines.
Originally, BT had pledged to rollout fibre broadband services to 40 per cent of households by 2012.
However, the ISP's Chief Executive Ian Livingtson told the newspaper that the levy will help it to increase the coverage of its new service.
"The devil will be in the detail, but if the plans are workable, then it could be feasible that we [would] deliver somewhere in the region of 90 per cent coverage," he was quoted as saying.
Cable broadband provider Virgin Media has already introduced a super-fast broadband service, offering its customers speeds of up to 50Mb.