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Broadband - Broadband News - BT's first Super-Fast fibre broadband locations announced

BT's first Super-Fast fibre broadband locations announced

23rd March 2009

The 29 exchanges that are to receive BTís Super-Fast fibre broadband have been announced which will benefit around 500,000 customers

The locations that are to receive access to BT's super-fast fibre broadband network first have been revealed, they are Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Greater Manchester.
Also to receive it are two towns, Calder Valley & Taffs Well, these locations will be used to help BT learn form deploying fibre optic cable in more rural areas.
The first phase of the roll out will benefit around 500,000 customers.

The investment in the super-fast fibre broadband network is going to cost around £1.5 billion and is expected to run until 2012 when 40% (10 million homes) will have access to the new fibre broadband network.

BT are going to be installing FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet) which will offer customers broadband speeds of around 40Mb.

The 29 exchanges that are first on the list are:
- Chelmsford - Essex
- Watford - Hertfordshire
- Hemel Hempstead - Hertfordshire
- Leagrave - Bedfordshire
- Luton - Bedfordshire
- Canonbury - London
- Chingford - London
- Edmonton - London
- Enfield - London
- Highams Park - London
- Tottenham - London
- Thamesmead - London
- Woolwich - London
- Bury - Greater Manchester
- Didsbury - Greater Manchester
- Failsworth - Greater Manchester
- Heaton Moor - Greater Manchester
- Oldham - Greater Manchester
- Rusholme - Greater Manchester
- Belfast Balmoral - Belfast
- Dean - Edinburgh
- Glasgow Halfway - Glasgow
- Glasgow Western - Glasgow Scotland
- Cardiff - Cardiff
- Taffs Well - Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Halifax - West Yorkshire
- Pudsey - West Yorkshire
- Calder Valley - West Yorkshire

Author: Mark Ward
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