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BT announces next 500 exchanges for SDSL

BT has announced the next 500 exchanges which will be upgraded for symmetric SDSL services. At the end of last year, it said it was intending on rolling our SDSL to 1,000 new exchanged by the end of March 2006 with the first half of these being upgraded from April 2005.

SDSL has traditionally been used as a low cost replacement to leased lines for businesses and companies in Central London and other metropolitan areas have already been able to take advantage of these services. These next 500 exchanges have been chosen on the basis of feedback from BT customers looking at areas with high density of SMEs.

The second batch of exchanges are expected to be announced in August. Providers are encouraged to give feedback to BT on the demand they expect in exchanges which they would like to be unbundled by the end of June.

The exchanges (click here for more details) are:

Belfast City (Northern Ireland), Nottingham Archer (Nottinghamshire), Kemptown (Sussex - East), Crawley (Sussex - West), Darlington (Durham), Swansea Main (Glamorgan - West), Lincoln (Lincolnshire), Bournemouth (Dorset), Taunton (Somerset), GRIMSBY (Humberside), Pinner (London - Greater), Chichester (Sussex - West), Newcastle-Under-Lyme (Staffordshire), Weston Super Mare (Avon), Crouch End (London - Greater), Harlow (Essex), Palmers Green (London - Greater), Bangor (Northern Ireland), Windsor (Berkshire), Walton On Thames (Surrey), Hartlepool (Cleveland), Lisburn (Northern Ireland), South Harrow (London - Greater), Marine (Essex), Lowestoft (Suffolk), Leigh On Sea (Essex), Inverness (Highland), Farnborough (Hants) (Hampshire), Poole (Dorset), Weybridge (Surrey), Torquay (Devon), Dartford (Kent), Aberdeen Lochnagar (Grampian), Wokingham (Berkshire), Hitchin (Hertfordshire), Yeovil (Somerset), Winton (Dorset), Hoddesdon (Hertfordshire), Parkstone (Dorset), Fareham (Hampshire), Weymouth (Dorset), Farnham (Surrey), Molesey (Surrey), Paignton (Devon), Newton Abbot (Devon), Braintree (Essex), Basford (Nottinghamshire), Surbiton (London - Greater), Ballymena (Northern Ireland), Belfast Malone (Northern Ireland), Sherwood (Nottinghamshire), Newry (Northern Ireland), West Kensington (London - Greater), Haslington (Cheshire), Bromsgrove (Hereford & Worcester), Sevenoaks (Kent), Bishops Stortford (Hertfordshire), Belfast Balmoral (Northern Ireland), Folkestone (Kent), Hertford (Hertfordshire), Teddington (London - Greater), Leagrave (Bedfordshire), Burslem (Staffordshire), Tamworth (Staffordshire), Beckenham (London - Greater), Reigate (Surrey), Kingswood (Avon), Belfast East (Northern Ireland), South Shields (Tyne and Wear), Mortlake (London - Greater), Sittingbourne (Kent), Rossendale (Leicestershire), Grantham (Lincolnshire), SOUTH SHORE (Lancashire), Stourbridge (Midlands - West), Newark (Nottinghamshire), Bridgwater (Somerset), Waterlooville (Hampshire), Wadsley Bridge (Yorkshire - South), Bognor Regis (Sussex - West), Godalming (Surrey), Broomhill (Yorkshire - South), Barnstaple (Devon), Letchworth (Hertfordshire), Stepping Hill (Manchester - Greater), Sydenham (London - Greater), Welwyn Garden (Hertfordshire), Twickenham (London - Greater), Epsom (Surrey), North Shields (Tyne and Wear), Cannock (Staffordshire), Longton (Staffordshire), Sharrow (Yorkshire - South), Great Yrmouth Town (Norfolk), Eastleigh (Hampshire), Strood (Kent), Brighton Withdean (Sussex - East), Bedminster (Avon), Cradley Heath (Midlands - West), Fradley Lichfield (Staffordshire), Rickmansworth (Hertfordshire), Dorking (Surrey), Belfast North (Northern Ireland), Lea Valley (Essex), Elstree (Hertfordshire), Heaton Moor (Manchester - Greater), Gosport (Hampshire), Truro (Cornwall), Portadown (Northern Ireland), Rainham (Kent) (Kent), Redhill (Surrey), Malden (London - Greater), East Grinstead (Sussex - West), Fleet (Hampshire), Basildon (Essex), Clacton on Sea (Essex), Malvern (Hereford & Worcester), Kendal (Cumbria), Potters Bar (Hertfordshire), South (Bristol) (Avon), Haywards Heath (Sussex - West), Shirley (Hampshire), Tonbridge (Kent), Harpenden (Hertfordshire), Witney (Oxfordshire), REDDITCH OLD TOWN (Hereford & Worcester), Wickford (Essex), Bicester (Oxfordshire), Bexhill (Sussex - East), Thanet (Kent), Sutton Coldfield (Midlands - West), BRIDLINGTON (Humberside), NEWPORT (NI) (Isle of Wight), Locks Heath (Hampshire), Abingdon (Oxfordshire), Washington (Tyne and Wear), Burgess Hill (Sussex - West), Birmingham Shirley (Midlands - West), Dunfermline (Fife), Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear), Waltham Cross (Hertfordshire), Hatfield (Hertfordshire), Grays Thurrock (Essex), Long Eaton (Derbyshire), BARRY (South Glamorgan), Kneller Hall (London - Greater), Billericay (Essex), Loughton (Essex), Chesham (Buckinghamshire), Beeston (Nottinghamshire), Morriston (Glamorgan - West), Crayford (London - Greater), Easton (Avon), Kensington Gardens (London - Greater), Maldon (Essex), Boston (Lincolnshire), Stroud - Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), Marlow (Buckinghamshire), Ashford (Middx) (Surrey), Havant (Hampshire), Downend (Avon), Gatley (Manchester - Greater), New Milton (Hampshire), Worksop (Nottinghamshire), St Neots (Cambridgeshire), Hyde (Manchester - Greater), Sudbury - Derbyshire (Derbyshire), Cwmbran (Gwent), Sutton In Ashfield (Nottinghamshire), Glengormley (Northern Ireland), Chandlers Ford (Hampshire), Dorchester (Dorset), Berkhamsted (Hertfordshire), Stoke City (Staffordshire), Bourne End (Buckinghamshire), Northwood (London - Greater), Halesowen (Midlands - West), Boscombe (Dorset), Chipping Sodbury (Avon), Gerrards Cross (Buckinghamshire), Dumfries (Dumfries & Galloway), Burnham (Buckinghamshire), Low Fell (Tyne and Wear), Kings Norton (Midlands - West), Southbourne (Dorset), Gorleston (Norfolk), Whitchurch (Glamorgan - South), Chippenham (Wiltshire), Ramsgate (Kent), Llanelli (Dyfed), Kingswinford (Staffordshire), Wisbech (Cambridgeshire), Exmouth (Devon), Stanmore (London - Greater), Coalville (Leicestershire), Trentside (Nottinghamshire), Fazeley (Staffordshire), Littlehampton (Sussex - West), Kircaldy (Fife), Caerphilly (Glamorgan - Mid), Ascot (Berkshire), Penzance (Cornwall), Wimborne (Dorset), Portslade (Sussex - East), Dover (Kent), Ferndown (Dorset), Evesham (Hereford & Worcester), Sloane (London - Greater), Gedling (Nottinghamshire), Crownhill (Devon), Redcar (Cleveland), Ewell (Surrey), Gillingham (Kent) (Kent), Romsey (Hampshire), St Anne's (Lancashire), Alton (Hampshire), Leamore (Midlands - West), Horley (Surrey), Spalding (Lincolnshire), Newquay (Cornwall), Cumbernauld (Strathclyde), Fallings Park (Midlands - West), South (Strathclyde), Crowborough (Sussex - East), Belgravia (London - Greater), Totton (Hampshire), Arnold (Nottinghamshire), Gateshead (Tynegate) (Tyne and Wear), Padgate (Cheshire), Wellington (Telford) (Shropshire), Market Harborough (Leicestershire), Bishop Auckland (Durham), St Barnabas (Leicestershire), Lewes (Sussex - East), Ringwood (Hampshire), GLASGOW BELL (Strathclyde), Stechford (Midlands - West), Dalkeith (Lothian), Skipton (Yorkshire - North), Bideford (Devon), Cherry Hinton (Cambridgeshire), Whitstable (Kent), Canvey Island (Essex), Egham (Surrey), St Ives - Cambridgeshire (Cambridgeshire), Wallsend (Tyne and Wear), Oswestry (Shropshire), Herne Bay (Kent), Burgh Heath (Surrey), Newcastle East (Tyne and Wear), Springfield (Birmingham) (Midlands - West), Priory (Midlands - West), Aberdeen Kincorth (Grampian), Langside (Strathclyde), Kenilworth (Warwickshire), North Cheam (London - Greater), Hailsham (Sussex - East), Amersham (Buckinghamshire), Caterham (Surrey), East Bay (Essex), CLEVEDON (Avon), COATBRIDGE (Strathclyde), Norbury (London - Greater), Broadstone (Dorset), Crowthorne (Berkshire), Blackheath (Midlands - West), Wednesbury (Midlands - West), Caversham (Berkshire), Stamford (Lincolnshire), South Benfleet (Essex), Chafford Purfleet (Essex), HORSELEY FIELDS (West Midlands), Chertsey (Surrey), MELTON MOWBRAY (Leicestershire), Rainham (London - Greater), Westbourne (Dorset), Beaconsfield (Buckinghamshire), Woolston (Hampshire), Deal (Kent), SAFFRON WALDEN (Essex), GREENOCK (Strathclyde), Bulwell (Nottinghamshire), NEWMARKET TOWN (Suffolk), AIRDRIE (Strathclyde), Droitwich (Hereford & Worcester), Felixstowe (Suffolk), Prestwich (Manchester - Greater), BIRCHWOOD (Lincolnshire), St Austell (Cornwall), Ryde (Isle of Wight), Gosforth (Tyne and Wear), Esher (Surrey), Petersfield (Hampshire), Rayleigh (Essex), Brookwood (Surrey), Burnham-on-Sea (Somerset), Hampton (Hampshire), Leek (Staffordshire), Worthing West (Sussex - West), Ware (Hertfordshire), Horsforth (Yorkshire - West), RETFORD (Nottinghamshire), DUNGANNON (Northern Ireland), ST MARYCHURCH (Devon), Lymington (Hampshire), Belfast Cregagh (Northern Ireland), GATWICK (), Elmdon (NEC) (West Midlands), Accrington (Lancashire), BLACKPOOL (Lancashire), Carlisle (Cumbria), Chesterfield (Derbyshire), Chorley (Lancashire), Deptford (London - Greater), Goodmayes (London - Greater), Hornchurch (London - Greater), Londonderry (Northern Ireland), Primrose Hill (London - Greater), Purley (London - Greater), Stamford Hill (London - Greater), Upper Holloway (London - Greater), Wallington (London - Greater), Walthamstow (London - Greater), Addiscombe (London - Greater), Albert Dock (London - Greater), Anfield (Merseyside), ANTRIM (Northern Ireland), ARDWICK (Greater Manchester), ARMAGH (Northern Ireland), Armley (Yorkshire - West), Arrowebrook (Merseyside), Ashton In Makerfield (Manchester - Greater), Ashto On Ribble (Lancashire), Atherton (Manchester - Greater), Balham (London - Greater), Bamber Bridge (Lancashire), Barrow in Furness (Cumbria), Batley (Yorkshire - West), Belfast Knock (Northern Ireland), Belgrave (Leicestershire), Beulah Hill (London - Greater), BIRKENHEAD (Merseyside), BOOTLE (LV) (Merseyside), Brighouse (Yorkshire - West), Buxton - Derbyshire (Derbyshire), Carmarthen (Dyfed), Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland), Castleford (Yorkshire - West), Catford (London - Greater), Cheetham Hill (Manchester - Greater), Chingford (London - Greater), Chislehurst (London - Greater), Chorlton (Manchester - Greater), Cirencester (Gloucestershire), Claughton (Merseyside), Cleckheaton (Yorkshire - West), Cleveleys (Lancashire), Coleraine (Northern Ireland), Congleton (Cheshire), Corby (Northamptonshire), Cowley (Oxfordshire), Dagenham (London - Greater), Darwen (Lancashire), Daventry (Northamptonshire), Denton (Manchester - Greater), Didsbury (Manchester - Greater), Manchester East (Manchester - Greater), Eccles (Manchester - Greater), Elland (Yorkshire - West), ELLESMERE PORT (Cheshire), Eltham (London - Greater), ENNISKILLEN (Northern Ireland), Failsworth (Manchester - Greater), Farnworth (Bolton) (Manchester - Greater), Forest Hill (London - Greater), Foxhall (Suffolk), Gants Hill (London - Greater), Gipsy Hill (London - Greater), Glossop (Derbyshire), Goscote (Leicestershire), Greenford (London - Greater), Harehills (Yorkshire - West), Headingley (Yorkshire - West), Henley-On-Thames (Buckinghamshire), Heywood (Manchester - Greater), Highams Park (London - Greater), Horbury Ossett (Yorkshire - West), Ilford North (London - Greater), Ilkeston (Derbyshire), Ingrebourne (London - Greater), Kenton Road (London - Greater), Kingsbury (London - Greater), KINGSTHORPE (Northamptonshire), Knutsford (Cheshire), Langley Mill (Nottinghamshire), Leighton Buzzard (Bedfordshire), Leyland (Lancashire), Llandudno (Gwynedd), Lords (London - Greater), Low Moor (Yorkshire - West), Lurgan (Northern Ireland), Manningham (Yorkshire - West), MARPLE (Greater Manchester), Marton - Lancashire (Lancashire), Merthyr Tydfil (Mid Glamorgan), Middleton (Manchester - Greater), Mile End (London - Greater), Mill Hill (London - Greater), Milnsbridge (Yorkshire - West), Moortown (Yorkshire - West), Morecambe (Lancashire), Moulton - Northamptonshire (Northamptonshire), Muswell Hill (London - Greater), Nelson - Lancashire (Lancashire), New Cross (London - Greater), New Southgate (London - Greater), Newport Pagnell (Buckinghamshire), Newtownards (Northern Ireland), North Wembley (London - Greater), Northwich (Cheshire), OMAGH (Northern Ireland), Pontefract (Yorkshire - West), Pontypridd (Glamorgan - Mid), Port Talbot (Glamorgan - West), Putney (London - Greater), Rhyl (Clwyd), RIBBLETON (Lancashire), Ruislip (London - Greater), Rushden (Northamptonshire), Rusholme (Manchester - Greater), SEFTON PARK (Merseyside), Shipley (Yorkshire - West), South Clapham (London - Greater), Stoneycroft (Merseyside), Stony Stratford (Buckinghamshire), Streatham (London - Greater), Summertown (Oxfordshire), Swadlingcote (Derbyshire), Swinton (Manchester - Greater), Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire), Trowbridge (Wiltshire), Tulse Hill (London - Greater), Urmston (Manchester - Greater), Walkden (Manchester - Greater), Wallasey (Merseyside), Wanstead (London - Greater), WATERLOO (LV) (Merseyside), Wellingborough (Northamptonshire), West Drayton (London - Greater), West Wigston (Leicestershire), Whiteabbey (Northern Ireland), Widnes (Cheshire), Willesden (London - Greater), Wilmslow (Cheshire), Wolverton (Buckinghamshire), Woodford (London - Greater), Worcester Park (London - Greater), WORKINGTON (Cumbria), Wrexham (Clwyd), ALDRIDGE (West Midlands), Bluebell Hill (Kent), Broadstairs (Kent), Bushey Heath (Hertfordshire), Chessington (London - Greater), COLNE (LANCS) (Lancashire), DEVONPORT (Devon), Elgin (Grampian), FLEETWOOD (Lancashire), GLASGOW KIRKINTILLOCH (Strathclyde), Halfway (Strathclyde), Jarrow (Td Wear), Jesmond (Tyne and Wear), Kings Langley (Hertfordshire), MEXBOROUGH (South Yorkshire), Mosborough (Yorkshire - South), Motherwell (Strathclyde), NORTH SHORE (Lancashire), Northolt (London - Greater), Plympton (Devon), Pollok (Strathclyde), Sedgley (Midlands - West), SKEGNESS (Lincolnshire), Skelmersdale (Lancashire), Smallbrook (Midlands - West), Stepney Green (London - Greater), TIVERTON (Devon), Winchmore Hill (London - Greater), Runcorn Main (Cheshire), Dulwich (London - Greater), Hatch End (London - Greater), HORWICH (LANCS) (Greater Manchester), Hardingstone (Northamptonshire), Winsford - Cheshire (Cheshire), Stalybridge (Manchester - Greater), PENRITH (Cumbria), Irlam (Manchester - Greater), Stockton Heath (Cheshire), Sanderstead (London - Greater), Radcliffe (Manchester - Greater), Neath (Glamorgan - West)


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