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Most consumers are interested in upgrading to Openreach's G.fast broadband technology, a new survey has revealed.

The infrastructure body is aiming to give ten million UK premises access to its hybrid fibre G.fast service by 2020.

According to a poll by ISPreview.co.uk, 75.4 per cent of respondents are interested in upgrading to an affordable "up to" 160Mbps or 330Mbps G.fast package once or if it becomes available.

Just 9.6 per cent said they would not be interested, while 6.3 per cent are unsure and a further 8.5 per cent said they already have ultrafast speeds via a different service.

Respondents were also asked which G.fast speed option they would find most attractive.

Some 53.4 per cent opted for the 330Mbps option, while 46.5 per cent said they were drawn to the 160Mbps package.

The findings come shortly after BT reaffirmed its commitment to rolling out G.fast technology more widely.

The company recently announced a further 26 locations in the UK to pilot the technology, which takes the overall number of pilot locations to 46.

BT plans to follow this up by expanding its G.fast network to a million homes and businesses by the end of 2017-18.

"Our ultrafast broadband technology, using our FTTP and G.fast network, is now available to around 770,000 homes and businesses," the company said.

Source: ISPreview.co.uk

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