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BT's superfast fibre broadband heading to another 114 exchanges

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An additional 114 exchanges have been named in BT's superfast broadband rolloutPhoto: Shutterstock

BT has named the latest swathe of exchanges set to be fibre-enabled - opening up access to superfast broadband services from BT or its ISP customers to consumers in the area.

The list of 114 exchanges serves more than one million business and consumer premises, according to BT's wholesale arm Openreach - and includes Basildon, Clacton-on-Sea, Sunderland and Wrexham North.

Broadband users in these exchange areas can expect download speeds of up to 40Mbps and upload speeds of up to 10Mbps to be made available after the upgrade. The upgrades are due to be completed by autumn 2012, according to Openreach.

The fibre exchange rollout comes as part of BT's £2.5bn next-generation broadband investment programme to expand availability of up-to-40Mbps broadband speeds and above to two-thirds of the UK by 2015.

Since BT announced its fibre investment, the UK government has created a £530m pot of public money to help fund superfast broadband rollouts beyond BT's two-thirds threshold. The government is hoping this money will help push availability of 25Mbps+ broadband to 90 per cent of the UK by 2015.

BT is likely to be one of the companies bidding to win local tenders to get a slice of this cash. "We will be engaging with Broadband Delivery UK [the government body overseeing the distribution of the £530m fund] and local councils to offer our help and expertise," Mike Galvin, Openreach managing director for Next Generation Access, said in a statement.

The full list of 114 exchanges that will get the BT fibre upgrade can be found here.

The latest 114 exchanges named by BT to get superfast broadband are:

ARCHERS COURT

BALDSLOW

BANNOCKBURN

BASILDON

BECCLES

BELSTEAD

BEXHILL

BOGNOR REGIS

BRIGHTON ROTTINGDEAN

BROADSTAIRS

BRUNDALL

BUNGAY

BURSLEDON

CAISTER ON SEA

CARLISLE

CASTLETON, GWENT

CHERRY HINTON

CLACTON-ON-SEA

COLCHESTER

COSTESSEY

CUFFLEY

DANBURY

DOVER

EAST BAY

EASTBOURNE PEVENSEY

EASTWOOD

EDINBURGH MORNINGSIDE

FELIXSTOWE

FORDINGBRIDGE

FOXHALL

GALASHIELS

GILLINGHAM, KENT

GORLESTON

GREAT BADDOW

GRESFORD

HADLEIGH, SUFFOLK

HAILSHAM

HAMPDEN PARK

HASSOCKS

HATFIELD

HEXHAM

HISTON

HOOTON

HYTHE, HAMPSHIRE

HYTHE, KENT

IPSLEY

IPSWICH

KIDDERMINSTER

KINGS LYNN

LANCING

LEWES

LITTLEHAMPTON

LOOSE

LOWESTOFT

MAIDSTONE

MANNINGTREE

MARINE

MIDDLETON, WEST SUSSEX

MIDHURST

MILDENHALL

MILFORD

MILNSBRIDGE

MOORHILL

NEWHAVEN

NORWICH THORPE

NORWICH WEST

PADDOCK WOOD

PAGHAM

PEEBLES

PERTH

POLEGATE

PURFLEET

RAINHAM, KENT

RAMSGATE

RAWDON

REDDITCH OLD TOWN

RUSTINGTON

RYHOPE

SALISBURY

SAWBRIDGEWORTH

SEAFORD

SELSEY

SHOEBURYNESS

SHOREHAM

SNODLAND

SOUTH OCKENDON

SOUTHPORT

SOUTHWICK (SOUTH DOWNS)

STEYNING

STOKE BISHOP

STORRINGTON

STOWMARKET

STRATHAVEN

SUDBURY, SUFFOLK

SUNDERLAND

SUNDERLAND NORTH

THANET

THETFORD

THORPE BAY

TILBURY

TIPTREE

VANGE

WARE

WASHINGTON

WELWYN GARDEN

WEYMOUTH

WHITSTABLE

WHITTON, SUFFOLK

WIVENHOE

WOODBRIDGE

WORTHING CENTRAL

WORTHING SWANDEAN

WORTHING WEST

WREXHAM NORTH

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