Four more market towns have been named to receive fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband connections as winners of BT's Race to Infinity competition, the company announced on Wednesday.
The four extra towns that join the six original winners are Burley in Yorkshire, Capel in Surrey, Lindfield in West Sussex and Marton in Warwickshire. BT aims to bring up to 40Mbps fibre broadband to these communities by early next year, at the latest.
"The Race to Infinity received a tremendous response. We decided to extend the list of winners to the 'top 10' because of the exceptional passion and commitment shown by local campaigners and residents," BT said in a statement.
The Race to Infinity competition originally set out to publicise the ISPs fibre broadband packages and identify the five market towns where demand for fibre is highest. On 3 January BT announced six winners of the competition, saying that it had added an extra winner as each area received an exceptionally high level of votes.
On 13 January BT announced a further 41 exchanges — that join the 785 that have already been announced — that will be fibre-enabled by 2012 as part of its £2.5bn