BT names 156 towns for next fibre rollout phase

The company has laid out plans of the next phase of its fibre rollout, promising the option of super-fast internet connections for an additional 1.5 million homes

BT Openreach has released details of the next 156 locations that will receive super-fast fibre broadband connections before the end of 2012.

The "majority" of the exchanges in the towns will be fibre-enabled by the end of 2011, with more than 50 scheduled to be upgraded before the end of the summer. The remainder will be upgraded before the end of 2012, Openreach said in a statement. 

BT fibre broadband

BT Openreach has named 156 locations that will get super-fast broadband connections. Photo credit: didbygraham on Flickr

Once fibre-enabled, the exchanges will provide an additional 1.5 million homes with the option of signing up for a super-fast broadband connection, Openreach said. The service is already available to approximately four million homes, David Campbell, Openreach's managing director of next-generation access, said on Thursday.

The connections will be a combination of fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and will offer speeds of up to 40Mbps and up to 100Mbps, respectively. Openreach told ZDNet UK that only the 10 winners of BT's Race to Infinity competition, which form part of the super-fast broadband location list, will get faster FTTP connectivity, while the rest of those on the list will get slower FTTC.

The announcement forms part of the company's £2.5bn drive to bring fibre connectivity to two-thirds of UK premises by 2015. In January, the company also announced 41 market towns that would receive FTTC connectivity before the end of 2012.

Openreach said it will inform the telecoms industry of each upgrade six months in advance, to "assist communications providers with their planning".

On Monday, UK ISPs wrote to communications minister Ed Vaizey to say the government's next-generation broadband plans were under threat due to BT setting its infrastructure access prices too high

BT is also upgrading its copper network to cover 80 percent of the UK with connections of up to 20Mbps before the end of the year. It had previously said that 75 percent of the UK would be covered by spring 2011, but it missed that target.

Click through for a list of BT's latest super-fast broadband locations.

BT's latest super-fast broadband locations:


ABERKENFIG

Wales

Wales

AINSDALE

North West

Merseyside

ASKERN

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

BALBY

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

BARNBY DUN

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

BARNSLEY

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

BASFORD

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire

BEDLINGTON

North East

Northumberland

BEDWORTH

West Midlands

Warwickshire

BEWDLEY

West Midlands

Hereford & Worcester

BIDDULPH

West Midlands

Staffordshire

BIGGLESWADE

East of England

Bedfordshire

BINGHAM

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire

BINGLEY

Yorkshire and The Humber

West Yorkshire

BIRCHWOOD

East Midlands

Lincolnshire

BITTON

South West

Avon

BLACKWOOD

Wales

Wales

BLIDWORTH

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire

BOLLINGTON

North West

Cheshire

BOLTON

North West

Greater Manchester

BRIGHTON PORTSLADE

South East

East Sussex

BROADSTONE

South West

Dorset

BROMBOROUGH

North West

Merseyside

BUCKLEY

Wales

Wales

BURTON LATIMER

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

CANNOCK

West Midlands

Staffordshire

CANTLEY

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

CARTERTON

South East

Oxfordshire

CHAPEL BRAMPTON

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

CHATTERIS

East of England

Cambridgeshire

CHEADLE

West Midlands

Staffordshire

CHELLASTON

East Midlands

Derbyshire

CLITHEROE

North West

Lancashire

CORBY

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

COVENT GARDEN

London

Greater London

COXHOE

North East

Durham

CRANLEIGH

South East

Surrey

CROOK

North East

Durham

CROWNHILL

South West

Devon

CUDWORTH

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

DARTON

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

DAWLEY

West Midlands

Shropshire

DESBOROUGH

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

DONALDSON

Scotland

Scotland

DUDLEY HILL

Yorkshire and The Humber

West Yorkshire

DUNDEE BROUGHTY FERRY

Scotland

Scotland

DUSTON

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

EAGLESCLIFFE

North East

Cleveland

EASTHAM

North West

Cheshire

FENCEHOUSES

North East

Durham

FERRYHILL

North East

Durham

FILTON

South West

Avon

FROME

South West

Somerset

GATESHEAD

North East

Tyne & Wear

GERRARD STREET

London

Greater London

GLASGOW BUSBY

Scotland

Scotland

GUISBOROUGH

North East

Cleveland

HARROWDEN

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

HARTBURN, CLEVELAND

North East

Cleveland

HARTLEPOOL

North East

Cleveland

HAXBY

Yorkshire and The Humber

North Yorkshire

HEYWOOD

North West

Greater Manchester

IBSTOCK

East Midlands

Leicestershire

ILKLEY

Yorkshire and The Humber

North Yorkshire

JESMOND

North East

Tyne & Wear

KEMPSTON

East of England

Bedfordshire

KENFIG HILL

Wales

Wales

KENSINGTON GARDENS

London

Greater London

KNOTTINGLEY

Yorkshire and The Humber

West Yorkshire

LARK LANE

North West

Merseyside

LETCHWORTH

East of England

Hertfordshire

LEYLAND

North West

Lancashire

LINTHORPE

North East

Cleveland

LLANRUMNEY

Wales

Wales

LYTCHETT MINSTER

South West

Dorset

MAESGLAS

Wales

Wales

MALTON

Yorkshire and The Humber

North Yorkshire

MALVERN

West Midlands

Hereford & Worcester

MARPLE

North West

Greater Manchester

MARTON, CLEVELAND

North East

Cleveland

MEADOWFIELD

North East

Durham

MELKSHAM

South West

Wiltshire

MERCURY

North West

Greater Manchester

MIDDLETON, GREATER MANCHESTER

North West

Greater Manchester

MOSSLEY

North West

Greater Manchester

MOTTRAM

North West

Greater Manchester

MOULTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

NAILSEA

South West

Avon

NEW BRANCEPETH

North East

Durham

NEW MILLS

East Midlands

Derbyshire

NEWPORT CHARTIST

Wales

Wales

NEWPORT, SHROPSHIRE

West Midlands

Shropshire

NORMANTON

Yorkshire and The Humber

West Yorkshire

NORTH CARLTON

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire

NOTTINGHAM ARCHER

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire

OTLEY

Yorkshire and The Humber

North Yorkshire

PADGATE

North West

Cheshire

PEARTREE

East Midlands

Derbyshire

PENDLETON

North West

Greater Manchester

PENKRIDGE

West Midlands

Staffordshire

PETERBOROUGH WENTWORTH

East of England

Cambridgeshire

PLUMTREE

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire

PLYMPTON

South West

Devon

PORTHCAWL

Wales

Wales

PRESCOT

North West

Merseyside

PRESTON, LANCASHIRE

North West

Lancashire

PRINCES RISBOROUGH

South East

Buckinghamshire

RAUNDS

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

ROTHLEY

East Midlands

Leicestershire

SADDLEWORTH

North West

Greater Manchester

SALTASH

South West

Cornwall

SANDY

East of England

Bedfordshire

SEACROFT

Yorkshire and The Humber

West Yorkshire

SEAHAM

North East

Durham

SHAW

North West

Greater Manchester

SHEPSHED

East Midlands

Leicestershire

SHEPTON MALLET

South West

Somerset

SKELMERSDALE

North West

Lancashire

SLOANE

London

Greater London

SOUTHBANK

London

Greater London

SPENNYMOOR

North East

Durham

STANLEY, MERSEYSIDE

North West

Merseyside

STEPNEY

London

Greater London

STIRCHLEY

West Midlands

Shropshire

STIRLING

Scotland

Scotland

STOCKPORT

North West

Greater Manchester

STOTFOLD

East of England

Bedfordshire

SUDBROOKE PARK

East Midlands

Lincolnshire

THIRSK

Yorkshire and The Humber

North Yorkshire

TRING

East of England

Hertfordshire

UNDERCLIFFE

Yorkshire and The Humber

West Yorkshire

UPHOLLAND

North West

Lancashire

VERWOOD

South West

Dorset

WARMINSTER

South West

Wiltshire

WASHINGBOROUGH

East Midlands

Lincolnshire

WELLINGBOROUGH

East Midlands

Northamptonshire

WERRINGTON

East of England

Cambridgeshire

WESTWOOD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

East of England

Cambridgeshire

WHITEHALL

London

Greater London

WHITWELL, DERBYSHIRE

East Midlands

Derbyshire

WIDE OPEN

North East

Tyne & Wear

WINTERBOURNE

South West

Avon

WOMBWELL

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

WOODBOROUGH, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire

WORPLESDON

South East

Surrey

 


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