Four new communities have been announced as being added to the winners list of BT's 'Race to Infinity', a competition BT ran at the end of last year to encourage demand for their new super-fast broadband services which use fibre-to-the-cabinet technology. Over 360,000 people voted across the UK and due to the exceptionally high levels, BT have decided to increase the number of winners.
And will be joining the original six winners:
The new winners are:
"This is fantastic news for these communities and the prize is thoroughly deserved. The Race to Infinity received a tremendous response. We decided to extend the list of winners to the 'top ten' because of the exceptional passion and commitment shown by local campaigners and residents.
We are very grateful to everybody in the UK who helped show the level of demand for super-fast broadband in their communities by registering with the Race to Infinity. No vote was wasted. The race has provided invaluable information as we rollout the technology across the country. Potential demand is an important factor influencing our plans and informing our discussions with others."BT spokesman
Openreach will be upgrading these areas with the new fibre-based technology by early 2012 at the latest, and customers can expect to see download speeds of up-to 40Mbps, the maximum available through Fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology at the moment.