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BT Openreach has announced the launch date for its eagerly anticipated 330Mb broadband service.

According to, premium fibre broadband will become available on June 11th, with the service provider expected to advertise the product as offering 330Mb.

The news provider said a special wholesale discount will apply for the service until January 31st 2013, in a bid to encourage uptake.

However, service providers will be required to pay an £80 plus VAT connection fee when signing up new customers for premium fibre broadband.

The final cost of 330Mb broadband packages is likely to be somewhat higher once profit margins and tax are factored into the equation.

BT Openreach is also planning to offer up to 220Mb broadband services to fibre customers, giving them another upgrade option.

At present, the fastest broadband speeds available on BT's next-generation network are 110Mb, although fibre-to-the-premises coverage remains patchy.

BT is in the process of investing £2.5 billion upgrading its national telecoms infrastructure to offer increased download speeds.

The firm recently revealed that ten million UK homes and businesses are now able to sign up for fibre broadband - a figure which is increasing by the day.

BT is aiming to offer super-fast broadband to two-thirds of the UK population by 2014.

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