BT reveals market towns set for superfast broadband

By spring 2012, some 300,000 homes and businesses in market towns will be able to get fibre optic download speeds from BT broadband.

The UK's biggest broadband provider has revealed the 41 market towns that are set to benefit from a superfast broadband upgrade over theBT Infinity network.

Homes and businesses in the market towns, which include Dartmouth in Devon, Epping in Essex and Westbury in Wiltshire, will be able to get online at speeds of up to 40Mb broadband once the upgrade is complete.

The provider added that its Infinity network could offer speeds of up to 60Mb in the future, with possible upload speeds of up to 15Mb.

BT Infinity offers two packages, each with downloads of up to 40Mb. Option 1 also comes with 2Mb uploads and a 40GB download allowance, while Option 2 offers superfast 10Mb uploads and "unlimited broadband" subject to afair usage policy.

Steve Robertson, CEO of BT Openreach, said: "We want to extend the fibre footprint and the benefits the technology brings to more rural areas.

"However, in many cases, this will require a collective effort. An infrastructure project on this scale - arguably as important to the future of the UK as the road or rail networks - can only be done in partnership. We're keen to talk to public and private sector organisations about how this can be achieved." he added.

BT is investing £2.5billion towards its fibre optic broadband network, which will bring faster speeds to two-thirds of the UK by 2015.

  • Alfreton, Derbyshire
  • Mirfield, West Yorkshire
  • Baldock, Hertfordshire
  • Montrose, Tayside
  • Bathgate, Lothian
  • Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Billinge, Mersyside
  • Nantwich, Cheshire
  • Bishop Auckland, Durham
  • Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Blanford, Dorset
  • Oswestry, Shropshire
  • Dalkeith, Lothian
  • Penrith, Cumbria
  • Dartmouth, Devon
  • Pontycymmer, Mid Glamorgen
  • Dereham, Norfolk
  • Rainford, Mersyside
  • Devizes, Wiltshire
  • Ripley, Derbyshire
  • Dorking, Surrey
  • Royston, South Yorkshire
  • Edinburgh Musselburgh, Lothian
  • Sandwich, Kent
  • Epping, Essex
  • Sheerness, Kent
  • Faversham, Essex
  • Sheringham, Norfolk
  • Filey, North Yorkshire
  • Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire
  • Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
  • Stourport, Hereford & Worcester
  • Great Dunmow, Essex
  • Wallingford, Oxfordshire
  • Halstead, Essex
  • Wendover, Buckinghamshire
  • Hungerford, Berkshire
  • Westbury, Wiltshire
  • Kidlington, Oxfordshire
  • Wimborne, Dorset
  • Knutsford, Essex

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