BT to Trial FTTP

LONDON -- Openreach – BT’s local access network division - today announced it is to trial fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology in “brownfield” sites for the first time. The trials will begin in January 2010.

Two locations - Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes and Highams Park, London - have been selected for the trial, which will see speeds of up to 100Mb/s delivered to up to 20,000 homes and businesses in each area by March 2010. The trial products will be available to all UK communications providers on an open, wholesale basis.

The trial forms part of BT’s plans to deliver super-fast broadband speeds to 10 million premises by 2012, using a combination of FTTP and fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology. The company has already pledged to make such services available to 1.5m homes by next summer.

Openreach is already delivering the highest residential broadband speeds in the UK at a “greenfield” housing development in Ebbsfleet Valley, Kent. Customers in this area are currently experiencing downstream speeds of up to 100Mb/s using FTTP technology.


Keebler 12/5/2012 | 3:55:04 PM
re: BT to Trial FTTP

Premise: A proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion.

Premises: a building together with its grounds or other appurtenances

Fiber to the Premise is fiber to the assumption.


Stevery 12/5/2012 | 3:55:04 PM
re: BT to Trial FTTP

Fiber to the Premise is fiber to the assumption.

Mind if we shorten that to:  Glass to the Ass?

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:55:02 PM
re: BT to Trial FTTP

If I could award extra bananas, I'd give Stevery one for that comment alone.

Keebler's entirely correct, of course.  The reason the mistake stands is because this was a BT press release, not an LR story.

I think Keebler realizes that; just trying to make it clear to everyone... becuase here at LR, our copy editors don't tolerate mistaking "premise" for "premises."  I think the current punishment is a forced viewing of tapes of Celine Dion's Vegas show.

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