Faster fibre-broadband services coming to Prestwick

  • Faster fibre-broadband is coming to the local exchange

Broadband services in Prestwick are set to get faster, with the announcement of new super-fast fibre-broadband services coming to the local exchange.

The announcement was made this week by BT Openreach who revealed that Prestwick would be amongst the latest tranche of exchanges to be enabled for super-fast broadband. Work on the 98 exchanges will be completed by late 2013, and the rollout will take fibre broadband to within reach of nearly 800,000 businesses and homes.

Openreach is to sell super-fast broadband wholesale on both a fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTTP) basis. FTTC, which sees fibre run as far as street cabinets, can deliver download speeds of up to 80Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps, according to BT.

FTTP, in which fibre is laid directly to premises, can provide download speeds of 110Mbps. The company aims to launch its small-business ‘FTTP on demand’ option, with speeds of up to 330Mbps, in spring next year.

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