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55 more BT exchanges good for fibre: Broadband Rollout Roundup 20/04/2012

Welcome to the Recombu Digital weekly Broadband Rollout Roundup. This week there’s been more activity from BT which is making headway with its £2.5 billion plan to connected two-thirds of UK homes and businesses to up to 80Mbps FTTC fibre.

BT Openreach announced via Twitter that homes and businesses connected to the following exchanges can now order ‘super-fast’ fibre optic broadband:

BT exchanges in the UK where fibre broadband is available:


Astley Bridge (FTTC) Bolton District
Basildon (FTTC) Essex
Bayswater (FTTC) GLA
Bitton (FTTC) South Gloustershire
Bowmans Green (FTTC) Hertfordshire County
Brackley (FTTC) Northamptonshire County
Brixton (FTTC) GLA
Buckingham (FTTC) Buckinghamshire County
Chester North (FTTC) Chester District (B)
Chessington Park (FTTC) GLA
Clitheroe (FTTC) Lancashire County
Dawley (FTTC) Telford and Wrekin (B)
Dareham (FTTC) Norfolk County
Felixstowe (FTTC) Suffolk
Filton (FTTC) South Gloucestershire
Fulham (FTTC) GLA
Germoe (FTTC/P) Cornwall
Grampound Road (FTTC/P) Cornwall
Grays Thurrock (FTTC) Thurrock (B)
Greenhill (FTTP) Sheffield District (B)
Hayle (FTTC/P) Cornwall
Houghton Le Spring (FTTC) Sunderland District (B)
Isleworth (FTTC) GLA
Lincoln (FTTC/P) Lincolnshire County
Lords (FTTC) GLA
Lytchett Minster (FTTC) Dorset County
Manningtree (FTTC) Essex
Mawgan (FTTC) Cornwall
Mullion (FTTC/P) Cornwall
Norbury (FTTC) GLA
North Paddington (FTTC) GLA
Peterlee (FTTC) Easington District
Portsmouth North End (FTTC) Hampshire
Rainham, Essex (FTTC) GLA
Raunds (FTTC) Northamptonshire County
Rickmansworth (FTTC) Hertfordshire County
Rochford (FTTC) Essex
Rothley (FTTC) Leicestershire County
St. Dominick (FTTC) Cornwall
St. Just (FTTC/P) Cornwall
St. Ives (FTTC) Cornwall
Stotfold (FTTC) Mid Bedfordshire District
Streetly (FTTC) Walsall District (B)
Strood (FTTC) Medway
Thirsk (FTTC) North Yorkshire County
Thornton Heath (FTTC/P) GLA
Thorpe (FTTC*) Norfolk
Torpoint (FTTC/P) Cornwall
Tulse Hill (FTTC) GLA
Wendover (FTTC) Buckinghamshire County


Cumbernauld (FTTC) North Lanarkshire
Montrose (FTTC) Angus


Blackwood (FTTC) Caerfilli/Caerphilly
Caldicot (FTTC/P) Sir Fynwy – Monmouthshire
Pontcymmer (FTTC) Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr/Bridgend

FTTC refers to exchanges where lines providing speeds of up to 80Mbps can be ordered. FTTC/P refers to exchanges where there are a combination of Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP – also known as Fibre-to-the-Home FTTH).

*Note that BT Openreach has confirmed that super-fast broadband is available to order if you’re connected to the Thrope Exchange in Norfolk, but there’s currently no information available on the type of connections – hence why we’ve marked it FTTC*, which will be available at least. We will amend this information once we know more.

TalkTalk earmarks North Yorkshire towns for 80Mbps broadband

Though TalkTalk has yet to launch its 80Mbps broadband services, it has pledged to connect premesis in Settle, Giggleswick, Stackhouse, Langcliffe, Stainforth and Helwith Bridge that are connected to the North Craven exchange.

Superfast Cornwall nears the 100,000 exchanges connected with fibre mark

In addition to BT connecting exchanges at Grampoun Road, Hayle and St. Ives, Superfast Cornwall announced that there’s now more than 95,000 Cornish homes and business premises that can sign up for fibre optic broadband.

Furthermore, Nigel Ashcroft, Superfast Cornwall programme director for Cornwall Development Company, said that the 100,000 is expected to be reached “in the next few weeks.”

ExWavia beams 20Mbps satellite broadband to near 80 premises in Cefn Coch and Adfa

Satellite broadband provider exWavia has connected nearly 80 homes and businesses in Cefn Coch and Adfa near Welshpool, Powys to a new wireless network that’s delivering top speeds of 20Mbps.

The service, which is also live in Anglesey, is set to become the UK’s biggest rural broadband region, as it rolls to Montgomeryshire in the north of Powys. 


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