Orange To Trial 20Mbps Superfast Broadband
With pressure building on UK broadband providers to increase their broadband speeds, Orange is set to trial 20Mbps broadband using just a few select customers.
If the trial works, customers could benefit from 20Mbps broadband speeds for the price of just 8Mbps – with Orange providing customers with a dedicated microsite and specialist support.
The Director of Broadband and Home at Orange, Asif Aziz, said:
“This trial is an important step in enabling us to offer up to 20Mbps home broadband to consumers across our network. It is also testament to our ongoing commitment to evolve our fixed broadband service and ensure we offer customers a truly reliable user experience.”
So far BT are set to invest £1.5bn in a new fibre optic broadband network which will offer speeds up to 100Mbps. It’s rival, Virgin Media, are already offering speeds up to 50Mbps and have promised to upgrade over 2 million customers on 2Mbps to up to 10Mbps absolutely free.
It’s certainly encouraging to see many of the top UK broadband providers increasing their broadband speeds and means that Lord Carter’s pledge to offer high speed internet access by 2010 is definitely underway.