BT reveals 98 new exchanges to get fibre broadband

BT reveals 98 new exchanges to get fibre broadband

Summary: Another 800,000 businesses and homes around the UK will be within reach of fibre by late 2013, BT has said, as part of its £2.5bn plan to bring super-fast broadband to two-thirds of the country

TOPICS: Broadband

The full list of the 98 exchanges to be upgraded by BT by late 2013:

  • ADEL, West Yorkshire
  • ALDRIDGE, West Midlands
  • ALEXANDRIA, Strathclyde
  • ARMADALE, West Lothian
  • ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire
  • ATHERTON, Greater Manchester
  • AYLESTONE, Leicestershire
  • BEAUMONT, Leicestershire
  • BEESTON, Nottinghamshire
  • BELGRAVE, Leicestershire
  • BERWICK, Northumberland
  • BIDEFORD, Devon
  • BLANTYRE, South Lanarkshire
  • BOLSOVER, Derbyshire
  • BOSTON, Lincolnshire
  • BRECHIN, Angus
  • BRIDGNORTH, Shropshire
  • BURNHAM-ON-SEA, Somerset
  • BURSLEM, Staffordshire
  • CALTHORPE, West Midlands
  • CARLUKE, South Lanarkshire
  • CASTLE BROMWICH, West Midlands
  • CHALFONT DR, Nottinghamshire
  • CHALFONT ST GILES, Buckinghamshire
  • CHAPELTOWN, West Yorkshire
  • CHEYLESMORE, West Midlands
  • CHIPPING NORTON, Oxfordshire
  • CHURSTON, Devon
  • CORSHAM, Wiltshire
  • CULVERHOUSE, Caerdydd - Cardiff
  • CUMNOCK, East Ayrshire
  • CWMBRAN, Tor-faen - Torfaen
  • DAUBHILL, Greater Manchester
  • DENTON BURN, Tyne and Wear
  • DRUIDS HEATH, West Midlands
  • DUNBAR, East Lothian
  • DUNCHURCH, Warwickshire
  • EDINBURGH MAYBURY, City of Edinburgh
  • GLASGOW CRANHILL, Glasgow City
  • GLASGOW THORNLY PARK, Renfrewshire
  • GLENFIELD, Leicestershire
  • GORSEINON, Abertawe - Swansea
  • HENFIELD, West Sussex
  • HIGHWORTH, Wiltshire
  • HINDHEAD, Surrey
  • HOLT, Norfolk
  • IDLE, West Yorkshire
  • INVERURIE, Aberdeenshire
  • IRVINE, North Ayrshire
  • KILSYTH, North Lanarkshire
  • KIRKHAM, Lancashire
  • LYTHAM, Lancashire
  • MAGHULL, Merseyside
  • MALMESBURY, Wiltshire
  • MARCH, Cambridgeshire
  • MARSHALL'S CROSS, Merseyside
  • MATLOCK, Derbyshire
  • NEATH, Castell-nedd Port Talbot - Neath Port Talbot
  • NORWICH NORTH, Norfolk
  • OAKHAM, Rutland
  • OBAN, Argyll and Bute
  • PETERHEAD, Aberdeenshire
  • PILL, Somerset
  • PINXTON, Derbyshire
  • PRESTWICK, South Ayrshire
  • RIBBLETON, Lancashire
  • ROCK FERRY, Merseyside
  • ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire
  • RUDDINGTON, Nottinghamshire
  • SANDOWN, Isle of Wight
  • SHIRLEY, Hampshire
  • SLEAFORD, Lincolnshire
  • SPRINGFIELD, West Midlands
  • STEWARTON, East Ayrshire
  • STOKE TRINITY, Staffordshire
  • STONE, Staffordshire
  • STRANRAER, Dumfries and Galloway
  • STURRY, Kent
  • THORNE, South Yorkshire
  • THURNBY, Leicestershire
  • TITCHFIELD, Hampshire
  • UDDINGSTON, South Lanarkshire
  • UTTOXETER, Staffordshire
  • WARRINGTON, Cheshire
  • WESTBURY -ON- TRYM, City of Bristol
  • WHITBY, North Yorkshire
  • WHITEHAVEN, Cumbria
  • WHITTLESEY, Cambridgeshire
  • WISBECH, Cambridgeshire
  • WISHAW, North Lanarkshire
  • WOODGATE, West Midlands
  • WYTHENSHAWE, Greater Manchester

Topic: Broadband

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  • Meanwhile in Tavistock the only thing superfast is the disappointment that these BT Openreach announcements bring.
  • It isn't fibre broadband unless its fibre to the home. I think you should point that out in all your articles. My dial up is fed by fibre. We don't call it fibre dial up do we? perhaps we should... Its time to see through all this marketing, all BT are doing are making the old copper phone lines go a bit faster for those who are close to cabinets. The rest of us stay on slow lines. NGA it isn't.
  • @cyberdoyle

    There's nothing deceptive about describing different services as fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTTP).

    FTTC along with different technologies used on the premises does deliver faster broadband than ADSL2, and you can get close to 40Mbps (BT Infinity) if you are close to the cabinet.
    Jack Schofield
  • @cyberdoyle - It's quite possible to get 80Meg down & 19 Up using FTTC, my friend & son both do with consistency on Infinity. Even if you are not close to a cabinets 40 down is not unusual, that is a large improvement on 'a bit faster' surely? It's OK knocking the UK but I had major problems with Com**** in Florida: I was struggling to get 8 MegBit (sometimes much less) from fibre/copper there despite several visits from engineers who changed the 'drop' 3 times & then shrugged, we have problems around here, that was as far as it ever got. That was in Cape Coral which has the advantage of having just about everything new, including the town. The grass is always greener until you actually try it.
  • Nice of them to announce "new exchanges" for early 2013 when it's clear my exchange (scheduled for March 2011) won't be done by then (it's just been slipped - again - to September 2012 at the earliest).

    They haven't even bothered to put in planning applications for the cabinets yet.
    Uncle Stoat