1000th ADSL enabled exchange installedBTwholesale announced today that Livingston, Scotland was the 1000th exchange to have ADSL hardware installed in it. The 1000 exchanges was planned for the end of September so BTwholesale is fractionally ahead of schedule.
In terms of people who can potentially have the service in the UK now, 60% of households are connected to a DSL enabled exchange, which also equates to 70% of internet users - no information on the source of these figures.
Lets hope BTwholesale will now continue with rolling out to the 30% of users who arent on a DSL enabled exchange at present. At this time no further information is available on the post September 2001 rollout - I suspect it's a wait and see how popular the price cuts and £75 USB install fee offer are.
Further news from BTwholesale is that the BTwholesale website is about to undergo a facelift and content update in preparation for a marketing campaign. The campaign is due to start shortly and will direct people to various ISP's, an 0800 number and BTwholesale's website.
Finally for those always chasing the latest rollout information, new data has just been released to ISP's, so that checkers can be updated again.