Openreach could look at using limited company contractors
in the coming months after announcing its plans to trial fibre-to-the-premises internet in the next couple of years.
According to the firm, the infrastructure could help deliver internet speeds of up to 330Mbps, giving customers the quickest internet speeds it has available.
If successful, Openreach hopes that the quicker internet speeds will be delivered to small and medium-sized businesses, helping them grow both at home and abroad.
Mike Galvin, Openreach's managing director of Network Investment, reaffirmed this when commenting on the latest development.
"Whilst we believe FTTC will be our mass market consumer product for some time yet, FTTP may be of interest to small and medium sized businesses and so we want to make it accessible throughout our fibre footprint," he explained.
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"This development can potentially help SMEs to compete both at home and abroad as well as maintain and create jobs across the UK."
FTTP technology is already available in several areas of the UK, but this further expansion could require the help of contractors to help install in the future.