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December 15, 2010

Scots break into leading pack in Race to Infinity

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by Darren Allan

A Scottish town has managed to break into the pack of front runners in BT’s Race to Infinity, with only two weeks remaining in the voting competition.

The Race to Infinity will see BT hook up the top five exchanges who have voted for super-fast broadband to come to their community, by early 2012 at the latest.

And Innerleithen, a Scottish Borders town, has managed to jostle its way into fourth position not long before the race finishes at the end of the year. Almost 75% of residents have voted, pushing Castleton, Newport down to number five on 73%.

Caxton in Cambridgeshire and Blewbury in Oxfordshire remain at the top, joint top in fact, tied on a dead heat of 89.5%. Madingley, also in Cambridgeshire, is at number three with a strong 81% showing.

Only Whitchurch in Hampshire looks like unsettling the top five, sitting at number six with 71%, only a couple of percent behind Castleton. The next town, Capel in Surrey, is some way off on 57%.

Even those who finish outside the top five will gain benefits, though, as BT will take into account the interest levels shown when it comes to piecing together its overall roll out plan for super-fast broadband in the UK. BT aims to deliver fibre to two-thirds of the UK by 2015.

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  1. To infinity and beyond! — had to be said

    Comment by Shadow — December 16, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

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