BT Openreach has announced that its next-generation 110Mb fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband service will be commercially available at the end of the month.
From October 31st, the service, which has been much delayed, will move into its "early market deployment launch" stage, reports ISPreview.
To start with, it will be available from just a few telephone exchanges, including York, St Austell, Ashford, Bradwell Abbey, Chester South and Highams Park, with additional areas likely to be added at the end of October.
In a statement about its FTTP offering, BT Openreach said: "Fibre connections from the exchange direct to the customer’s premises guarantee speeds, offer increased reliability and reduce the occurrence of electrical interference. FTTP offers a future proof service, with even quicker speeds expected in 2012 and technology capability of up to 1GB/s in the future."
FTTP technology involves taking a fibre optic cable directly into a home or business cutting down on the issues which can be caused when using traditional copper cables.