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[ NNSquad ] BT plan puts 300Mbps in apartment blocks


----- Forwarded message from Dave Farber <dave@farber.net> -----

Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:56:00 -0500
From: Dave Farber <dave@farber.net>
Subject: [IP] BT plan puts 300Mbps in apartment blocks
Reply-To: dave@farber.net
To: ip <ip@listbox.com>

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From: "Joly MacFie" <joly@punkcast.com>
Date: Jan 30, 2012 12:44 PM
Subject: [OIA] UK: BT plan puts 300Mbps in apartment blocks
To: "Bruce Kushnick" <oia@lists.bway.net>

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/tech-tech-boom-10017860/bt-plan-puts-300mbps-in-apartment-blocks-10025296/

BT Openreach is calling for apartment owners to join a pilot project that
will eventually bring broadband download speeds of up to 300Mbps to
residents.

Openreach said it was looking for around 1,000 apartment buildings that are
within the company's current fibre deployment footprint to take part in the
trial.

"Participants will gain access to Openreach's fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP)
technology which delivers super-fast broadband speeds. End-users will
initially have access to downstream speeds of up to 100Mbps, but these will
rise to give users the option of up to
300Mbps<http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/2011/10/05/bt-lines-up-300mbps-broadband-launch-40094109/>
in
the spring of this year," BT Openreach said in a statement.

The winning apartment blocks will be chosen on the basis of registered
demand, the co-operation of landlords and the economics of deployment, BT
said.

"Identifying the appropriate individuals and companies with the authority
to formally grant permission for the apartment blocks can be challenging.
By allowing both landlords and residents to register interest, Openreach
aims to allow the latter to demonstrate demand for the service and the
former to make their building more attractive to future potential
residents," BT said.

The company said it had already been conducting early trials of up to
300Mbps FTTP connections and was now looking for registrations of interest
from landlords and residents in the Canary Wharf area of London.

The scheme is a part of BT's 2.5bn pledge to provide two-thirds of the
UK's premises<http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/2011/12/06/bt-fibre-for-90-percent-of-uk-could-take-six-years-40094587/>
with
super-fast connections by 2014.

The UK government is also offering cash to local
councils<http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/2011/08/16/england-and-scotland-land-363m-broadband-windfall-40093694/>

that can secure matched-funding  for broadband infrastructure improvements
through its Broadband Delivery UK scheme.

However, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, said that he would take back BDUK
funding<http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/tech-tech-boom-10017860/hunt-threatens-to-take-back-broadband-cash-10025256/>
if
broadband contracts are not in place before the end of the year

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