BT superfast broadband: 66 more exchanges to get fibre named

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66 additional exchanges named in BT superfast broadband rollout

An additional 66 exchanges have been named in BT's superfast broadband rolloutPhoto: Shutterstock

BT has released a list of additional locations that are to be included in its £2.5bn superfast broadband rollout.

The list includes 66 exchanges across the country which serve nearly one million homes and businesses.

Newly announced exchanges include Euston, Kings Cross and Waterloo in London, as well as towns outside the capital such as Bournemouth and Norwich.

See page two of this article for a full list of the latest exchanges named by BT.

Most BT customers covered by the newly announced exchanges can expect to receive superfast broadband by 2012, with the rest due to be upgraded by the end of this year as part of the telco's drive to bring fibre broadband to two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by 2015.

According to Liv Garfield, CEO of BT Openreach, BT is on course to have rolled out fibre broadband to five million premises by the end of the month.

"We are well on our way to passing 10 million in 2012 and two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2015," Garfield said in a statement.

Three-quarters of BT's fibre infrastructure will be fibre to the cabinet bringing BT customers download speeds of up to 40Mbps, while the remaining quarter will provide fibre-to-the-home connections with download speeds of up to 100Mbps.

BT has also announced it is trialling wireless broadband technology in the Scottish Isle of Bute to see if so-called white spaces left vacant in the Ultra High Frequency TV spectrum after the digital switchover can be used to bring high-speed broadband to hard-to-reach places.

The trials, conducted in partnership with organisations including BBC Research & Development and the University of Strathclyde, are using the technology to bring broadband to homes that currently get download speeds of under 2Mbps.

Garfield said BT hopes the use of white space will enable it to access some of the funds set aside by the government to bring broadband to rural areas.

"It's early days but our hope is that this technology may provide an effective solution for not-spots and slow spots," Garfield said.

The latest 66 exchanges named by BT to get superfast broadband are:

  • INVERKEITHING
  • ABERDEEN ASHGROVE
  • ABERDEEN DENBURN
  • NAIRN
  • CUMBERNAULD
  • GLASGOW SCOTSTOUN
  • SELLY OAK
  • SUTTON COLDFIELD
  • BURTON UPON TRENT
  • LANGLEY MILL
  • BRISTOL SOUTH
  • STROUD
  • ABERDARE
  • STAFFORD
  • EUSTON
  • HOLBORN
  • KINGS CROSS
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • TILE HILL
  • NORWICH
  • DERBY
  • WILLOWCROFT
  • MORECAMBE
  • CHILDWALL
  • CRESSINGTON PARK
  • SEFTON PARK
  • STONEYCROFT
  • WATERLOO
  • BROUGHTON, GREATER MANCHESTER
  • DROYLSDEN
  • RADCLIFFE
  • WOODLEY, GREATER MANCHESTER
  • BRIDLINGTON
  • BRIGHOUSE
  • CLECKHEATON
  • HAREHILLS
  • HORSFORTH
  • MELROSEGATE
  • SKIPTON
  • FOLKESTONE
  • HASTINGS
  • WESTGATE
  • NEWCASTLE WEST
  • EASTBOURNE
  • BRIGHTON KEMPTOWN
  • ADWICK LE STREET
  • ARMTHORPE
  • DONCASTER
  • DONCASTER NORTH
  • GREENHILL
  • INTAKE
  • LINCOLN
  • ROSSINGTON
  • WOODSEATS
  • WORKSOP
  • COWLEY
  • EASTON
  • BRISTOL REDCLIFFE
  • BOURNEMOUTH
  • SOUTHBOURNE
  • WINTON
  • WESTBOURNE
  • LEEK
  • BRIDGWATER
  • WELLINGTON

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