bt-500mbpsWhile the FCC has officially determined that the definition of broadband internet in the U.S. would require a minimum download speed of 25Mpbs and a minimum upload speed of 3Mbps, here we are with BT, the largest internet service provider in the UK, who intends to deliver what they deem to be ‘ultrafast’ speeds across the entire country. Home users will be pleased to know that the existing BT Infinity 2 fibre connections are capable of delivering speeds of up to 76Mbps, and rival Virgin Media is ahead of the pack with speeds of up to 152Mbps. BT intends to take the position of top dog eventually, citing that it is capable of delivering “ultrafast speeds of up to 500Mbps to most of the UK within a decade.”

This new ‘’ technology is said to be able to offer a plethora of speeds, and it will all depend on the distance to a customer’s premises. BT hopes that the company will eventually be able to ramp up speeds to 500Mbps by ensuring further development of the technology, and right now that have penciled plans to offer a “premium fibre broadband service for those residential and business customers who want up to 1Gbps.” [Press Release]

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