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A quarter of a million homes and businesses can now access BT's top broadband speeds of 330Mb, it has been revealed.

According to Openreach - BT's infrastructure division, which manages and maintains the group's broadband network - 250,000 residential and commercial premises have now been passed in the UK.

This is up from around 150,000 in July 2014, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband is available to these homes and businesses, as opposed to the slower fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) connections used by most of BT's super-fast broadband customers.

Earlier in 2014, BT announced plans to focus on the rollout of FTTC broadband for the foreseeable future, ensuring more people have access to up to 76Mb connections.

However, some FTTP deployments have continued, ensuring buildings have full-fibre connections to the nearest street cabinet and telephone exchange.

A spokesperson for Openreach told the news provider that it keeps FTTP technology "under constant review".

"We see it as a solution to satisfy demand for higher speeds from customers in future, in the next generation of our fibre network," the representative stated.

"We have managed to double the speeds on FTTC since it first launched and there is potential for further advances with technologies like vectoring and G.FAST."

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