BT has named 41 market towns across the UK which will benefit from the company’s next phase of super-fast broadband deployment.
The following places can look forward to super-fast fibre boasting speeds of up to 40Mbps starting from the spring of 2012:
Alfreton, Baldock, Bathgate, Billinge, Bishop Auckland, Blandford, Dalkeith, Dartmouth, Dereham, Devizes, Dorking, Edinburgh Musselburgh, Epping, Faversham, Filey, Frinton- on-sea, Great Dunmow, Halstead, Hungerford, Kidlington, Knutsford, Mirfield, Montrose, Morpeth, Nantwich, Newmarket, Oswestry, Penrith, Pontycymmer, Rainford, Ripley, Royston (South Yorkshire), Sandwich, Sheerness, Sheringham, Stocksbridge, Stourport, Wallingford, Wendover, Westbury, Wimborne.
BT says this is following up on its promise that for the first time, a number of market towns would be included in the next phase of fibre roll-out.
In a press release, BT notes: “Because of the typical topography of market towns BT estimates that a large number of premises in these towns will be able to access fibre-based broadband; it is however likely that a minority will not initially be able to receive services due to a combination of technical and economic reasons.”
“However, Openreach is very keen to engage in discussions with local council representatives to see if agreement can be reached to include the small minority of premises that will not be included.”