BT Openreach has announced in a press release the next 114 exchanges that will receive their latest Fibre broadband technology. BT says that these exchanges serve more than 1 million homes and businesses.
These 114 exchanges will be the next phase in BT’s long term programme of “super-fast broadband” provision to 2 thirds of the UK by 2015. This part of the phase should be completed by autumn 2012.
Mike Galvin, BT Openreach managing director for next generation access said:
“I am pleased to be able to reveal the latest locations where we will make fibre broadband available. Our roll out is one of the fastest in the world and we are on track to pass ten million homes and businesses next year before pushing on further”.
“Fibre broadband will transform peoples’ experience of the internet and so I am sure the residents and businesses in these areas will welcome the news. No other company is doing as much as Openreach to bring super-fast broadband to the UK”.
“We believe that the government’s support makes it possible to get fibre to ninety per cent of homes and so we will be engaging with Broadband Delivery UK and local councils to offer our help and expertise. There is no substitute for experience when it comes to fibre deployment and we have more experience than anyone. We are also committed to offering open and equivalent access so that customers can benefit from a competitive market. Local monopolies benefit no-one and no public funds should go to supporting them”.
BT’s fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) broadband provides 40Mbps download speeds and 10Mbps upload speeds with plans to roughly double these speeds during 2012. In some instances Fibre to the home (FTTH) will be provisioned which offers initial speeds of 100Mbps.
Here are the planned exchanges:
|Archers Court||Middleton, West Sussex|
|Bognor Regis||Norwich Thorpe|
|Brighton Rottingdean||Norwich West|
|Caister On Sea||Polegate|
|Castleton, Gwent||Rainham, Kent|
|Colchester||Redditch Old Town|
|Galashiels||Southwick (South Downs)|