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Widespread consumer demand for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband does not yet exist, according to one broadband provider.

Speaking to Computing, a spokesperson for BT said that, as a consequence, the firm would not be rolling out 100Mb broadband nationwide in the short-term.

He claimed that in the majority of areas, the speeds being deployed by BT are enough to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.

Speaking to Computing, the spokesperson explained that speeds of up to 80Mb are now available using fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband technology.

And where individual households or companies do require the fastest available speeds, BT's new FTTH on-demand solution will be available.

This offers a manual speed boost to individual customers wishing to upgrade their existing FTTC connection, he noted.

"While FTTH on demand will be on-hand for anyone who needs even faster speeds, there are currently no consumer services that require hundreds of Mb," the BT spokesperson added.

"So our approach makes sense. The network is future proof without the need for [an additional] £30 billion to be spent."

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