BT trials 8Mb broadband

BT will be trialling its new 8Mb Max broadband service from the end of November, with a view to making it available nationwide by spring 2006. The tr

BT will be trialling its new 8Mb Max broadband service from the end of November, with a view to making it available nationwide by spring 2006.

The trial exchanges will be in London, Cornwall, Strathclyde, Northern Ireland and South Glamorgan where it will be available to 50,000 users. Once the reliability has been tested, men like the one above will be called into action to install it across the country, although there's no word on price yet.

It follows increased competition from other ISPs, which has seen services from UK Online and Be Unlimited (which throws in a free wireless router in its deal) reach the monstrous 24Mb per second mark. We can only speculate as to what users must be using such wide bandwidths for, though 8Mb should be enough for some simultaneous music downloads and online Halo action.

For more info on BT broadband, go here.

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