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BT has announced plans to conduct a 1Gb broadband trial in Suffolk, as it continues to rollout super-fast internet technology.

Kesgrave will be the location for the pilot scheme, which will commence in early 2011 and see BT deliver some of the fastest fibre broadband speeds in the world.

The purpose of the technical trial is to demonstrate the maximum speed capabilities of BT's Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) product.

Participating households will receive download speeds up to ten times the maximum possible with BT's existing FTTP broadband services, which will hit the UK market next year.

Olivia Garfield, BT's Director of Strategy, said the internet service provider intends to "continually push the limits of its super-fast broadband programme" in terms of technology and geography.

"While everyday consumers don't require Gb speeds today, it's important that we test the maximum speed capabilities of our fibre broadband product to ensure that it is fully future-proofed," she commented.

BT is currently investing £2.5 billion in the UK's broadband infrastructure, upgrading local telephone exchanges to support fibre broadband.

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