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BT upgrades 18 new exchanges, North Wales and West Country get fibre helpings: Broadband Rollout Roundup 18/05/12

BT upgrades 18 new exchanges, North Wales and West Country get fibre helpings: Broadband Rollout Roundup 18/05/12BT might have wired up 10 million UK homes and premises ahead of schedule but it’s not sitting around. A further 18 exchanges have been fibred up since last week. As usual we’ve listed all of the locations and indicated whether they’ve got Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) or Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) aka Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH).

All of the upgraded/upgrading exchanges are located in England this week (commiseration Rest of the UK) so we’ve not separated everything out like we normally would.


Blyth (FTTC) Northumberland

Bridgewater (FTTC/P) Somerset County

Burton Upon Trent (FTTC) Staffordshire County

Capel (FTTC/P) Surrey County

Gorleston (FTTC) Norfolk

Ipswich (FTTC) Hereford & Worcester

Kensal Green (FTTC) Greater London Authority

Madingley (FTTC/P) Cambridgeshire County

Minster Sheppey (FTTC) Kent County

Northallerton (FTTC) North Yorkshire County

Radlett (FTTC) Hertfordshire County

Rainham (FTTC) Kent

Scarborough (FTTC) North Yorkshire County

Selby (FTTC) North Yorkshire County

Shoeburyness (FTTC) Essex

Southwater (FTTC) West Sussex County

Wellington (FTTC/P) Somerset County

Weybridge (FTTC) Surrey County


Netserve and Fibrespeed hook up North Wales

While BT hasn’t hooked up any new Welsh exchanges this week, that hasn’t stopped fibre optic broadband rolling out to Anglesey this week.

On Thursday the 17th of May Netserve tipped the hat to Fibrespeed for connecting a further 300 residential users in Anglesey to its network.

Fibrespeed’s broadband network is capable of 10Mbps to 10Gbps speeds and can provide a symmetric download/upload service.


Spotlight on ten new builds in Somerset and Devon’s Rural Growth Network

Elsewhen this week, details of the Somerset and Devon portion of the Government’s Rural Growth Network emerged.

The first hub in Somerset and Devon located at Highbridge sees ten Fibre-to-the-Premises lines built in to new build locations aimed at stimulating local business. The plan is to create 1,300 new jobs and inject some £58 million into the local economy over the next three years.

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