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BT announces 98 new fibre locales, connects 4,500: Broadband Rollout Roundup 29/06/2012

It’s been another quiet week for BT on the fibre rollout front, with just 4,500 new connections announced for Eversley, Berkshire.

This is on top of announcing details for the test locations where 330Mbps fibre to the premises will be rolled out, plus 98 more locations where fibre will be touching homes and businesses between now and next year.

That, and dealing with emergency repairs in parts of the UK that have been hit by recent floods… Here’s the Broadband Rollout Roundup for the 29th of June 2012.

BT announces 98 new fibre locales, connects 4,500: Broadband Rollout Roundup 29/06/2012

4,500 homes and businesses in Eversley getting FTTC

Fibre to the Cabinet connections will be available to more than 4,500 local homes and firms in Eversley over the coming weeks.

This latest development will help take the number of fibred-up locations in Berkshire capable of getting fibre broadband to 280,000 by Spring 2013.


BT announces locations for 330Mbps FTTP on demand

From July, exchanges in High Wycombe, Bristol South and St. Agnes will see trials of BT’s new 330Mbps downstream and 20/30Mbps upstream service.

As well as BT Broadband customers, subscribers of other broadband providers who have signed up to access BT fibre through BT Openreach ought to be eligible too; we still haven’t heard whether Sky, TalkTalk or Plusnet will be playing ball.

Later, in September, the Waverly exchange in Edinburgh will start trialling the same service.

From March to May in 2013, exchanges in Basingstoke, Cardiff, Manchester Central and Watford will run a different trial on 330Mbps downstream and 30Mbps upstream lines.

These trials are crucial to the future rollout of fibre for BT, as they’ll test how easily FTTP upgrades on demand will be. Once the trials are completed, the idea is that customers will be able to call their ISP and pay to upgrade the last mile of their FTTC line to FTTP, bringing 330Mbps into the home and later, 1Gbps.


98 new fibre locations announced by BT Openreach

98 new exchanges which will be getting FTTC or FTTP between now and late 2013 were announced this week. The following types of fibre connections will be rolled out in these areas:

England

ADEL (FTTC) West Yorkshire
ALDRIDGE (FTTC) West Midlands
ASHBOURNE (FTTC) Derbyshire
ATHERTON (FTTC) Greater Manchester
AYLESTONE (FTTC) Leicestershire
BEAUMONT (FTTC) Leicestershire
BEESTON (FTTC) Nottinghamshire
BELGRAVE (FTTC) Leicestershire
BERWICK (FTTC) Northumberland
BIDEFORD (FTTC) Devon
BOLSOVER (FTTC) Derbyshire
BOSTON (FTTC) Lincolnshire
BRIDGNORTH (FTTC) Shropshire
BURGHFIELD COMMON (FTTX) Berkshire
BURNHAM-ON-SEA (FTTC) Somerset
BURSLEM (FTTC) Staffordshire
CALTHORPE (FTTC) West Midlands
CASTLE BROMWICH (FTTC) West Midlands
CHALFONT DR. (FTTC) Nottinghamshire
CHALFONT ST GILES (FTTC) Buckinghamshire
CHAPELTOWN (FTTC) West Yorkshire
CHEYLESMORE (FTTC) West Midlands
CHIPPING NORTON (FTTC) Oxfordshire
CHURSTON (FTTX) Devon
CORSHAM (FTTC) Wiltshire
DAUBHILL (FTTC) Greater Manchester
DENTON BURN (FTTX) Tyne and Wear
DRUIDS HEATH (FTTC) West Midlands
FARNINGHAM (FTTC) Kent
GLENFIELD (FTTC) Leicestershire
HENFIELD (FTTC) West Sussex
HIGHWORTH (FTTX) Wiltshire
HINDHEAD (FTTC) Surrey
HOLT (FTTC) Norfolk
IDLE (FTTC) West Yorkshire
KIRKHAM (FTTC) Lancashire
LITTLEWICK GREEN (FTTC) Berkshire
LYTHAM (FTTC) Lancashire
MAGHULL (FTTC) Merseyshire
MALMESBURY (FTTC) Wiltshire
MARCH (FTTC) Cambridgeshire
MARSHALL’S CROSS (FTTC) Merseyside
MATLOCK (FTTC) Derbyshire
NORTH BENFLEET (FTTX) Essex
NORWICH NORTH (FTTC) Norfolk
OAKHAM (FTTX) Rutland
PILL (FTTX) Somerset
PINXTON (FTTC) Derbyshire
RIBBLETON (FTTC) Lancashire
ROCK FERRY (FTTC) Merseyshire
ROTHERHAM (FTTC) South Yorkshire
RUDDINGTON (FTTC) Nottinghamshire
SANDOWN (FTTC) Isle of Wight
SHIRLEY (FTTC) Hampshire
SLEAFORD (FTTC) Lincolnshire
SPRINGFIELD; WEST MIDLANDS (FTTC) West Midlands
STOKE TRINITY (FTTC) Staffordshire
STONE (FTTC) Staffordshire
STURRY (FTTC) Kent
THORNE (FTTX) South Yorkshire
THURNBY (FTTC) Leicestershire
TITCHFIELD (FTTC) Hampshire
TURGIS GREEN CHINEHAM (FTTC) Hampshire
UTTOXETER (FTTC) Staffordshire
WARRINGTON (FTTC) Cheshire
WESTBURY -ON- TRYM (FTTC) City of Bristol
WHITBY (FTTC) North Yorkshire
WHITEHAVEN (FTTC) Cumbria
WHITTLESEY (FTTC) Cambridgeshire
WISBECH (FTTC) Cambridgeshire
WOODGATE (FTTC) West Midlands
WYTHENSHAWE (FTTC) Greater Manchester

Scotland

ALEXANDRIA (FTTC) Strathclyde
ARMADALE (FTTC) West Lothian
BLANTYRE (FTTC) South Lanarkshire
BRECHIN (FTTC) Angus
CARLUKE (FTTC) South Lanarkshire
CUMNOCK (FTTC) East Ayrshire
DUNBAR (FTTC) East Lothian
DUNCHURCH (FTTC) Warwickshire
EDINBURGH MAYBURY (FTTX) City of Edinburgh
GLASGOW CRANHILL (FTTC) Glasgow City
GLASGOW SHETTLESTON (FTTX) Glasgow City
GLASGOW THORNLY PARK (FTTX) Renfrewshire
INVERURIE (FTTC) Aberdeenshire
IRVINE (FTTC) North Ayrshire
KILSYTH (FTTC) North Lanarkshire
OBAN (FTTC) Argyll and Bute
PETERHEAD (FTTC) Aberdeenshire
PRESTWICK (FTTC) South Ayrshire
STEWARTON (FTTC) East Ayrshire
STRANRAER (FTTC) Dumfries and Galloway
UDDINGSTON (FTTC) South Lanarkshire
WISHAW (FTTC) North Lanarkshire


Wales

CULVERHOUSE (FTTC) Caerdydd-Cardiff
CWMBRAN (FTTC) Tor-faen-Torfaen
GORSEINON (FTTC) Abertawe-Swansea
NEATH (FTTC) Castell-nedd Port Talbot – Neath Port Talbot


That’s your lot for Broadband Rollout Roundup for this week. We’ll be back, updated with more information on which other ISPs will be taking part in BT’s 330Mbps trial; consumer prices for these new services are due to be announced on Monday, so stay tuned for that.

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