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BT superfast broadband boots up Wellington and other Somerset locales

BT superfast broadband boots up Wellington and other Somerset localesBT has announced that 4,500 more homes and businesses across Somerset will benefit from superfast broadband connections. 

Locations in Wellington, Yeovil, Portishead, Clevedon and Frome will get a little broadband boost as BT redraws its commercial rollout map slightly. 

FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) broadband will be rolling out to the majority of places. The Wellington exchange is enabled for both FTTC and the faster FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) broadband. There’s no data from BT or Openreach on which exactly what type of fibre broadband will be rolled out however. 

Note that these locations are being connected as part of BT’s own commercial rollout plan and is not part of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project. This is a BDUK project which will see BT connecting 90 per cent of premises across the two counties to superfast speeds. 

It’s expected that 226,000 locations across Somerset will be able to order superfast broadband by the end of Spring 2014. Superfast services are currently available in roughly 180,000 locations right now. 

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