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‘Race to Infinity’ – BT get communities to compete for superfast broadband

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BT have released a ‘race’ open to communities in Wales to compete for super-fast broadband.

Households and businesses across Wales will be able to demonstrate local demand for super-fast fibre broadband by taking part in a nationwide BT survey, run as a competition called the Race to Infinity. The winning areas will be upgraded by early 2012 at the latest.

The race runs until December 31st 2010 and will map demand for fibre broadband across the UK, helping BT identify ‘hot spots’ where demand is high. The data will be used to influence the company’s future deployment plans.

The BT roll-out of super-fast broadband is one of the most ambitious fibre programmes in the world not reliant on public sector support. But support will be needed for exchanges in the ‘final third’ of the UK where deploying fibre is commercially non-viable.

For more information visit http://www.racetoinfinity.bt.com/

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Written by C Kenzie

October 7, 2010 at 8:46 am

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