BT fibre broadband: Third wave of exchanges named

Is superfast broadband coming to a place near you?

Is superfast broadband coming to a place near you?

BT has announced the third swathe of exchanges it'll be loading with its fibre-based superfast broadband - the next phase of its £1.5bn next-generation upgrade programme to make fibre available to 10 million homes by 2012.

Three-quarters of these premises (7.5 million homes) will get fibre to the cabinet technology - which enables up to 40Mbps broadband, as it still relies on copper lines for the last mile, while a quarter (2.5 million premises) will get full fibre to the home, enabling up to 100Mbps broadband.

The third phase of BT's fibre exchange upgrades is the biggest so far - with 303 exchanges set to get fibre between autumn 2010 and summer 2011, some four million customer lines.

A year ago the telco named the first wave of 29 fibre-to-be exchanges, adding a further 69 exchanges to the tally last summer.

Exchanges to be enabled in the third wave are heavily weighted towards the south of the country, with close to 200 exchanges in London, the South East and South West collectively - versus less than a total of 50 in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The East and West Midlands and the East of England also have around 50 exchanges on the list. Wales has seven exchanges named, and Northern Ireland has one.

BT Forest Hill exchange in line to get fibre

BT's Forest Hill Exchange is one of 303 in line for the next wave of fibre upgrades
Image credit: Google Street View

BT said its upgrade programme will have put fibre within reach of four million homes by the end of this year.

To find out if your nearest exchange is set to be upgraded, click here for a list of the 303 exchanges named by BT today


  • ACTON
  • ALDERSHOT
  • ALSAGER
  • AMERSHAM
  • AYCLIFFE
  • ABINGDON
  • ADDISCOMBE
  • ALTON
  • ASCOT
  • ASHFORD, KENT
  • ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX
  • ASHTON- ON-RIBBLE
  • ASTLEY BRIDGE
  • BANBURY
  • BAGSHOT
  • BALHAM
  • BATTERSEA
  • BERKSWELL
  • BLACKWATER
  • BOTLEY
  • BOURNE END
  • BOWES PARK
  • BRIGHTON WITHDEAN
  • BRIXTON
  • BROMLEY
  • BROMSGROVE
  • BROOKWOOD
  • BROOMHILL
  • BURY ST. EDMONDS
  • BURNTWOOD
  • BAYSWATER
  • BEACONSFIELD
  • BEARSTED
  • BEDFORD TOWN
  • BLUE BELL HILL
  • BOREHAM
  • BATH KINGSMEAD
  • BECKENHAM
  • BEULAH HILL
  • BEXLEYHEATH
  • BIRKDALE
  • BISHOPS STORTFORD
  • BORDON
  • BRACKNELL
  • BRIDGEND
  • BURGESS HILL
  • BURNHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
  • BUSHEY HEATH
  • CAMBERLEY
  • CHISWICK
  • CONNAHS QUAY
  • CRAMLINGTON
  • CATFORD
  • CHESTER SOUTH
  • CRAWLEY
  • CRICKLEWOOD
  • CROUCH END
  • CROYDON
  • CANTERBURY
  • CHELSEA
  • CHEPSTOW
  • CHESHAM
  • CHESLYN HAY
  • CHESSINGTON
  • CHESTER CENTRAL
  • CHESTER NORTH
  • CHESTERFIELD
  • CHISLEHURST
  • CHORLEY
  • CLAPTON
  • CLERKENWELL
  • COLINDALE
  • COPTHORNE
  • CROWBOROUGH
  • DAVENTRY
  • DOWNHALL
  • DRONFIELD
  • DULWICH
  • DROITWICH
  • DEPTFORD
  • EALING
  • EXETER
  • EARLS COURT
  • EAST GRINSTEAD
  • EDGWARE
  • EGHAM
  • EVESHAM
  • FELTHAM
  • FERNHILL HEATH
  • FARNHAM
  • FORMBY
  • FULHAM
  • FARNBOROUGH, HAMPSHIRE
  • FAZELEY
  • FINCHLEY
  • FLEET, HAMPSHIRE
  • FOREST HILL
  • GARFORTH
  • GOLDERS GREEN
  • GOODMAYES
  • GRAVESEND
  • GERRARDS CROSS
  • GODALMING
  • GANTS HILL
  • GOSFORTH, TYNE & WEAR
  • GIPSY HILL
  • GREAT OAKLEY
  • GROVE PARK
  • GUILDFORD
  • HARLESDEN
  • HASLINGTON
  • HAWARDEN
  • HAWORTH
  • HAYES
  • HAYES COMMON
  • HAYWARDS HEATH
  • HEADINGTON
  • HENDON
  • HENGOED
  • HESWALL
  • HITCHIN
  • HACKNEY
  • HAMMERSMITH
  • HAMPSTEAD
  • HEATH HAYES
  • HERNE BAY
  • HIGH WYCOMBE
  • HORLEY
  • HOUNSLOW
  • HUNTINGDON
  • HARROGATE
  • HARTFORD
  • HARROW
  • HASLEMERE
  • HORSHAM
  • HOLMER GREEN
  • HULME HALL
  • ISLEWORTH
  • ILFORD CENTRAL
  • ILFORD NORTH
  • INGLEBY BARWICK
  • KINGSLAND GREEN
  • KENTISH TOWN
  • KINGSTON
  • KNELLER HALL
  • KNOWLE
  • KENSAL GREEN
  • KENTON ROAD
  • KIDBROOKE
  • KINGSBURY
  • LANCASTER
  • LITTLEBOROUGH
  • LLANTRISANT
  • LONG EATON
  • LORDS
  • LEAMINGTON SPA
  • LEYTONSTONE
  • LEE GREEN
  • LEIGH ON SEA
  • LEIGHTON BUZZARD
  • LICHFIELD
  • LOWER HOLLOWAY
  • LOUGHBOROUGH
  • LYMM
  • MAIDA VALE
  • MARKET DEEPING
  • MILL HILL
  • MIDDLEWICH
  • MILTON KEYNES
  • MORLEY
  • MACCLESFIELD
  • MARKET HARBOROUGH
  • MICKLEOVER
  • MORTLAKE
  • MALDEN
  • MARLOW
  • MIDSOMER NORTON
  • MOLESEY
  • MOSBOROUGH
  • NEWTOWNARDS
  • NORTH CHEAM
  • NORTH EDGWARE
  • NORTH WEMBLEY
  • NORTHWOOD
  • NARBOROUGH, L EICESTERSHIRE
  • NINE ELMS
  • NORTHWICH
  • NEW CROSS
  • NEWBURY
  • NEWTOWN LLANTWIT
  • NORBURY
  • NORTH FINCHLEY
  • NORTHOLT
  • OADBY
  • OXFORD
  • PALMERS GREEN
  • PENN, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
  • PENWORTHAM
  • PERIVALE
  • POLESWORTH
  • PINNER
  • POPLAR
  • PENKETH
  • PIMLICO
  • PORTSMOUTH NORTH END
  • POUND HILL
  • PRIMROSE HILL
  • PURLEY
  • RADSTOCK
  • ROCHDALE
  • RAMSBOTTOM
  • READING CENTRAL
  • ROMFORD
  • ROTHWELL, WEST YORKSHIRE
  • RUGBY
  • RUISLIP
  • RUSHDEN
  • RICHMOND KEW, SURREY
  • RINGWOOD
  • ROSSENDALE
  • RUSHEY GREEN
  • SOUTH HARROW
  • SOUTHEND ON SEA, ESSEX
  • STOCKTON HEATH
  • SWADLINCOTE
  • SWINDON
  • SHENLEY CHURCH END
  • SLOUGH
  • SOUTHALL
  • ST.IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
  • ST.NEOTS
  • STAINES
  • STEPPING HILL
  • STONY STRATFORD
  • SUTTON IN THE ELMS
  • SALE
  • SANDBACH
  • SANDERSTEAD
  • SEVENOAKS
  • SHEPHERDS BUSH
  • SHERWOOD
  • SOUTH BENFLEET
  • SOUTH CLAPHAM
  • SOUTH KENSINGTON
  • SOUTHWARK
  • SOUTHWATER
  • STAMFORD
  • STANMORE
  • STEVENAGE
  • STRATFORD
  • STRATFORD-ON-AVON
  • STREATHAM
  • SUMMERTOWN
  • SURBITON
  • TOTTON
  • TOTTINGTON
  • TROWBRIDGE
  • TUNBRIDGE WELLS
  • THORNTON HEATH
  • TILEHURST
  • TONBRIDGE
  • TRENTSIDE
  • TEDDINGTON
  • THATCHAM
  • TULSE HILL
  • TWICKENHAM
  • TWYFORD, BERKSHIRE
  • UPTON PARK
  • UCKFIELD
  • UPPER HOLLOWAY
  • UXBRIDGE
  • VAUXHALL
  • WALLINGTON
  • WALTHAMSTOW
  • WANDSWORTH
  • WATERLOOVILLE
  • WEMBLEY
  • WICKFORD
  • WINCHESTER
  • WINCHMORE HILL
  • WOLVERTON
  • WEST DRAYTON
  • WEST KENSINGTON
  • WEST MALLING
  • WANTAGE
  • WHITEFIELD
  • WINDSOR
  • WINSFORD, CHESHIRE
  • WORCESTER
  • WEST WICKHAM
  • WESTON FAVEL
  • WILLESDEN
  • WINKFIELD ROW
  • WALWORTH
  • WOKING
  • WORCESTER ST.JOHNS
  • WORCESTER ST.PETERS
  • WALTON-ON-THAMES
  • WOODLEY, BERKSHIRE
  • WORCESTER PARK
  • YORK
  • YATELEY
  • YAXLEY

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