BT announces 100Mbps broadband
Broadband customers will soon be able to reach speeds of 110Mbps (which equates to roughly 65mph) under plans announced by BT Openreach.
Openreach, if you don't know, are the BT arm that manages the network for other internet service providers and they're saying that the 110Mpbs service will be available in March 2011.
The service will be a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, but it is worth noting that the 110Mpbs won't be constant. At peak times it will be reduced, but Openreach are guaranteeing a minimum of 20Mpbs.
As part of this service, it is reported that you'll also be able get an upload speed of 15Mbps.
Rival ISPs are able to rent the high-speed network and Openreach have said that prices would be £258.48 per year (£21.54 per month). How much this is going to eventually cost the consumer isn't clear. There's also a one-off connection charge which will also be added at £75 (plus VAT).
Just imagine how quickly you'll be able to clog up your hardrive with absolute filth!