U.K. broadband provider BT has invited rival ISPs that are members of the so-called next-generation access group to take part in fiber-to-the-premises trials in six communities ahead of a nationwide pilot program scheduled to launch May 21. The rollout of BT's "ultrafast" FTTP service is part of the company's investment in broadband infrastructure in the U.K. that a report from Regeneris Consulting says could bring thousands of jobs to Scotland alone over the next 15 years.

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