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Internet service provider (ISP) BT has announced plans to bring its fibre broadband services to thousands more UK homes.

The ISP is aiming to deliver its up to 110Mb fibre-to-the-premises broadband technology to 270,000 households by September 2011, reports

Using fibre-optic cabling, the technology enables BT to bypass its current copper broadband infrastructure, delivering faster download speeds to end users.

BT is currently in the process of rolling out fibre broadband services across the UK, as part of a £2.5 billion infrastructure investment.

The majority of BT's high-speed broadband connections will offer up to 40Mb download speeds, using fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband services.

Earlier this week, the government invited local councils to bid for funding for broadband rollouts in rural areas.

Broadband Delivery UK is set to distribute a share of the £50 million pot to successful bidders.

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