One million homes to get super-fast broadband: BT reveals 163 new fibre exchanges

One million homes to get super-fast broadband: BT reveals 163 new fibre exchanges

Summary: BT's £2.5bn rollout of fibre-based technology continues, with the addition of 163 exchanges that will soon be able to provide super-fast broadband to homes across the UK.

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Here is the full list of exchanges to get a fibre upgrade, as announced by BT on Tuesday.

Exchange Name

  1. ACOMB
  2. AIRDRIE
  3. ALCESTER
  4. ALLESLEY
  5. ALNWICK
  6. ALVA
  7. AMBLE
  8. ANSTRUTHER
  9. ARROWEBROOK
  10. ASTON COMMON
  11. AUGHTON GREEN
  12. BACUP
  13. BARNSTAPLE
  14. BATLEY
  15. BEARWOOD
  16. BELLSHILL
  17. BILLINGSHURST
  18. BINLEY
  19. BIRMINGHAM SOUTH
  20. BLACKBURN
  21. BLACKPOOL
  22. BOVEY TRACEY
  23. BRIMSCOMBE
  24. BROWNHILLS
  25. BUCKHAVEN
  26. BURNLEY
  27. BURNTISLAND
  28. BURSCOUGH
  29. CASTLEHAM
  30. CHERITON
  31. CHRISTCHURCH; DORSET
  32. CLEVEDON
  33. COCKENZIE
  34. CODSALL
  35. COLLYHURST
  36. COMBE DOWN
  37. COWDENBEATH
  38. CROFTON
  39. CROSS HILLS
  40. CULCHETH PADGATE
  41. CUPAR
  42. DARVEL
  43. DARWEN
  44. DAWLISH
  45. DENNY
  46. DESFORD
  47. DINGWALL
  48. DRAYCOTT
  49. DUNOON
  50. DURSLEY
  51. EARL SHILTON
  52. EAST LEAKE
  53. EAST WIGSTON
  54. EDINBURGH FAIRMILEHEAD
  55. EDWALTON
  56. ELGIN
  57. EXHALL
  58. FORT WILLIAM
  59. FRODSHAM
  60. GARSTANG
  61. GATEACRE
  62. GATLEY
  63. GIRVAN
  64. GLENBOIG
  65. GLENROTHES CENTRAL
  66. GLENROTHES NORTH
  67. GOLDTHORPE
  68. HADDINGTON
  69. HARBORNE
  70. HATFIELD WOODHOUSE
  71. HAWICK
  72. HAYLING ISLAND
  73. HECKMONDWIKE
  74. HELENSBURGH
  75. HELSBY
  76. HIGH GREEN
  77. HOLYMOORSIDE
  78. HOLYTOWN
  79. HONITON
  80. HOYLAKE
  81. HUDDERSFIELD
  82. ILMINSTER
  83. KELSO
  84. KELTY
  85. KEYNSHAM
  86. KIDSGROVE
  87. KILBIRNIE
  88. KILLINGWORTH
  89. KILWINNING
  90. KIMBERLEY
  91. KIRRIEMUIR
  92. LAISTERDYKE
  93. LANARK
  94. LARKHALL
  95. LEABROOKS
  96. LEDBURY
  97. LEE-ON- SOLENT
  98. LEMINGTON
  99. LEOMINSTER
  100. LESMAHAGOW
  101. LODGE HILL
  102. LONGFORD
  103. LONGTON; STAFFORDSHIRE
  104. LUDLOW
  105. LYME REGIS
  106. MAINDEE
  107. MARLBOROUGH
  108. MARYPORT
  109. NELSON; LANCASHIRE
  110. NEW OAKLEY
  111. NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS
  112. NORTHBOURNE
  113. OAKENGATES
  114. OKEHAMPTON
  115. PELSALL
  116. PENISTONE
  117. PERSHORE
  118. PETERSFIELD
  119. PLYMSTOCK
  120. QUEENSBURY
  121. RADFORD
  122. RECTORY
  123. REPTON
  124. ROTHERHAM NORTH
  125. ROWLANDS GILL
  126. ROWNHAMS
  127. RUNCORN
  128. RYE
  129. SAFFRON WALDEN
  130. SCOTTER
  131. SHELDON
  132. SHERBORNE
  133. SHILDON
  134. SHIREBROOK
  135. SKEGNESS
  136. SLAITHWAITE
  137. SOMERSHAM
  138. SOUTH SHORE
  139. STARBECK
  140. STAVELEY; DERBYSHIRE
  141. STUBBINGTON
  142. STUDLEY
  143. TAVISTOCK
  144. TENTERDEN
  145. THORNBURY
  146. TIBSHELF
  147. TIVERTON
  148. TODMORDEN
  149. TORQUAY
  150. TOTNES
  151. TRANENT
  152. TWYFORD; HAMPSHIRE
  153. VICTORIA
  154. WAREHAM
  155. WARSOP
  156. WATERHAYS DIMSDALE
  157. WEST AYTON
  158. WHITBURN; LOTHIAN
  159. WHITLEY BAY
  160. WICKHAM
  161. WIRKSWORTH
  162. WOMBOURNE
  163. YELVERTON

Topics: BT, Broadband, Fiber, Networking, United Kingdom

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  • Slowly slowly..

    What would be more interesting would be to find out not how many exchanges are activated but how many cabinets are. I've been tracking the exchanges from BT's availability checker since the roll-out began but generally you find although several exchanges are live, when you give ask them to check a specific line they come back and tell you your street cabinet is not enabled. I've given up checking now.
    spencer68
    • agreed

      I live in a city and my exchange was one of the first enabled. The cabinets near my house are at the edge of that area, but still densely populated, but are not listed to be enabled. Instead, our properties are listed as FTTH (fibre to the home or FTTP (premises)) with a timing code of 8b.
      Considering other premises on the same exchange listed as FTTP 3a are not yet enabled I have also given up on checking.
      Mytheroo
  • BT overcharge.

    They charge customers over £100 "connection" fee. For simply flicking a switch at the exchange.

    Despite all the "connections" being installed by the state before BT went private.

    Tossers.
    Bozzer
    • no switches to flick

      if your line is linked to the BT equipment you normally have dial tone (and can dial 17070 to do the line test) but can't dial out they don't charge to switch it back on, and this is done via software. If, however, your line has been moved to other equipment in the exchange (TalkTalk LLU for instance) then an engineer will have to go into the exchange to move the physical wiring back to the BT equipment. This is what they charge for, though you can attempt to get this done for free using the "return to donor" argument
      Mytheroo
  • Connecting

    I use this service (via PlusNet) and am extremely happy with it so far. Its been totally, utterly reliable and amazingly quick, especially the upload speed compared to how it used to be.
    The BT engineer did spend some time, doing his bit in the street cabinet, fixing the modem to my wall (and kindly putting it exactly where it suited me to have it), and then running some tests with me to check it was working OK, and that the phone was also still OK.
    Cable isn't easily available to me.
    roblightbody
  • Lies lies and more lies

    BT keep changing dates for cabinets going live. Mine was supposed to switch on, on the 30th Sept changed to 30th Dec on the 29th Sept. ZDnet please if you are going to print these stories check the facts first as you may find that BT are not bringing so much to so many as you report?
    mal.nichol
  • Fibre rollout

    I live in Montrose and am lucky enough to have had fibre broadband since April this year love it and no complaints. However I also have a number of clients in Montrose served by the same exchange but in a different cabinet who cannot get this service which is frustrating as I know the difference it would make to them.

    I also wonder how these rollouts are planned when a small town like Montrose can get FTTC in certain areas when a fairly major metropolitan area like Aberdeen (3rd largest city in Scotland and oil capital of Europe) has no access to fibre at all either from FTTC or cable companies. Does seem to be a bit of a lottery.
    abuk_fs1@...