BT (NYSE: BT) plans to increase the speed of its Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) service from 40 Mbps to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 2012.
Given the distance limitations to copper-based technologies like VDSL2 and ADSL2+ that will carry the service over a copper pair from the cabinet to the customer, a BT spokesman said the upgrade will be available to a portion of its existing FTTC customers.
"Most customers within the existing footprint will get a higher speed," said the spokesman. "There will be a very small number of customers who have very long lines who won't benefit as the additional speed is generated by using higher frequencies and those frequencies do not work on long lines."
It looks like it could be using some sort of VDSL2+ish tech
Damn i can't wait for this to drop