BT fast broadband for 75% of UK homes

When BT completed an upgrade to its broadband network, it provided around forty per cent of the UKs households with ADSL+2 technology over the existing copper phone lines.

While this was warmly welcomed, what about the other sixty per cent of the country?

Fortunately BT has just announced that it plans to roll out the ADSL+2 technology to more households and small businesses who will then be able to enjoy broadband connection speeds of up to 24 Mbps.

This work will be carried out over the next two years and should be completed by 2011.

However, when completed the network will only cover seventy five per cent of the UKs households, leaving twenty five per cent out on the wrong side of the digital divide.