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UK incumbent telco BT is claiming to be on the verge of becoming the country's fastest home broadband provider in more places than any another with the launch of a new gigabit service in March 2020.
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The service will form part of a new range of next generation Full Fibre plans — designed to offer consumers average speeds up to 25 times faster than Superfast fibre — and will be available initially to more than two million households across the UK.

BT’s claims that its new gigabit home broadband service will offer customers a best in class broadband experience, ensuring it is perfect for busy connected homes where multiple online devices stream, browse, monitor and game at once and at the busiest times. It is also said to be able to support new high-bandwidth products and services such as 8K video, online gaming and the increasingly connected smart home.

BT’s new gigabit service will be available in hundreds of cities, towns and villages across the UK, including rolling out across Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds, London and Manchester from later in March 2020. BT says that the deployment will give it the largest Full Fibre network reach of any provider in the UK. Beyond this, BT has an ambition to reach around half of homes in the UK by the end of 2025.

BT Full Fibre will also be marketed as an accompaniment to BT’s new range of TV packages.