Competes with Virgin Media’s fastest commercial service, claims 50% faster than Virgin Media
BT Retail has launched an ultrafast broadband service offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps, which the company claims matches Virgin Media’s fastest commercial service but offers upload speeds that are 50% faster.
BT Infinity Option 3, a part of BT Infinity broadband family, is based on fibre that goes all the way to individual homes in order to deliver the company’s highest consumer download speed, and allows users to upload material to the internet at up to15Mbps.
BT Consumer Division managing director John Petter said they are delighted to launch BT Infinity Option 3, which offers our fastest-ever speeds for consumers, and they are seeing very encouraging takeup of our fibre-based broadband and we now have more than 300,000 customers.
"Today’s addition expands our product offering, so we now have three versions of BT Infinity offering high speeds that allow families to do more online at the same time. BT Infinity Option 3 matches the top speed currently available in the UK and beats the upload speed offered by Virgin Media’s best offering," Petter said.
BT Infinity Option 3 will be available from a limited number of exchanges initially, as Openreach rolls out fibre directly to homes and premises.
Customers in Highams Park and Leytonstone in London, Ilford in Essex, Ashford in Middlesex, Forest Hill, Chester, York, St. Austell and Exeter will be among the first to have the opportunity to purchase it.
This version of fibre broadband, where fibre runs from the exchange to the street cabinet, is now available to more than 6 million homes and premises and the footprint will continue to grow, said the company.