BT goes beyond Infinity

As everyone kind of suspected they might, BT has caved to the complaints of those that lost out, and will be rolling out superfast broadband to four other towns across the UK in addition to the six previously announced.

The Race to Infinity publicity stunt (BT prefers survey) took place during the last three months of 2010, and recorded over 350,000 votes across the UK.

Reflecting the high number of votes, BT has now said it will be adding Burley in Yorkshire, Capel in Surry, Lindfield in West Sussex and Marton in Warwickshire to its list.

The next step, said BT today, is for its local network unit Openreach to survey the winning areas and plan how best to deploy a fibre-optic network. It hopes to have all 10 locations up and running by early 2012 "at the latest".

We shall see if that happens.

This was first published in February 2011

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