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BT opens Wales, central, east and southern England for ultrafast fibre on demand

Another 82 exchanges in Wales, central, east and southern England are open for on-demand 330Mbps fibre broadband connections in 2014.

Fibre On Demand is BT’s option for businesses who are willing to pay around £1,500 for engineers to take a fibre-optic cable to their premises.

BT Openreach announced the first 60 FTTPoD exchanges earlier this autumn, and plans to upgrade another 161 by the end of March 2014.

BT targets Wales, central, east and southern England for ultrafast fibre on demand
BT gets the fibre in

Read Recombu’s guide to BT Fibre On DemandThe newly-upgraded exchanges are (using BT’s bizarre categories):

  • Central England: Chorlton, Denton, Didsbury, Macclesfield, Stockport, Manchester East, Moss Side, Rusholme
  • East of England: Bishops Stortford, Boreham, Epping, Stansted, Cockfield Green, Hartest, Hawkedon, Braintree, Broomfield, Chelmsford
  • London: Bowes Park, Bushey Heath, Chorleywood, Clapton, Colindale, Crouch End, Edgware, Elstree, Finchley, Harefield, Harrow, Hatch End, Hendon, Highams Park, Kenton Road, Kingsbury, Mill Hill, New Southgate, North Edgware, North Finchley, North Wembley, Northwood, Pinner, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Stanmore, Uxbridge, Walthamstow, Kings Langley, Muswell Hill Crouch End, Stamford Hill, Tottenham
  • South West: Burghfield Common, Caversham, Earley, Henley On Thames, Hungerford, Newbury, Reading Central, Reading South, Spencers Wood, Tadley, Thatcham, Tilehurst, Wallingford, Woodley (Berkshire)
  • Wales & Northern Home Counties (yeah, that’s a real category): Aylesbury, Headington, Oxford, Summertown, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Blewbury, Blunsdon, Brackley, Deddington, Didcot, Highworth, Kidlington, Rowstock, Wantage, Wendover

BT has yet to announce which ISPs will be offering FTTP On Demand, which offers a range of guaranteed speeds from 40Mbps down and 2Mbps up to 330/30Mbps.

Installation fees depend on your distance from the exchange, with a starting cost of £500+VAT plus from £200+VAT for up to 200m. There’s also an annual line rental of around £500.

Thanks to ISPreview.co.uk for digging this update out of BT’s pre-Christmas info-splurge.

Image: Kai Hendry/Flickr

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