BT (NYSE: BT) Openreach has made MDUs, particularly apartment complexes, the latest focus of its ongoing Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) buildout plan. Targeting areas located in the path of its existing fiber footprint, the service provider has asked 1,000 building owners to participate in the trial.
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Provided that it gets the go-ahead from the respective building owners and landlords, BT will then install a fiber connection and related customer premises gear in each apartment.
Initially, end users will be able to get speeds of up to 100 Mbps with the option to scale to 300 Mbps this April.
BT, which is conducting trials to improve its installation times, said the upstream speeds will "be the fastest in the UK."
"We are keen to extend the benefits of our fastest broadband services to those living in apartments," said Mike Galvin, Openreach Managing Director for Next Generation Access. "Through our registration scheme customers are clearly showing us they now seek these higher speeds and see the provision of super-fast broadband as a significant benefit."
The new MDU-based FTTP program complements Openreach's ongoing FTTP trials and the provider has asked residents and landlords in Canary Wharf if they would be interested in taking part in the trial.
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