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BT fibre broadband rollout set to avoid Malvern Vale

Monday, July 9th 2012
A large Malvern housing estate is set to miss out on super-fast broadband.
BT fibre broadband rollout set to avoid Malvern Vale
BT is set to avoid one of the newest and largest housing estates in Malvern when the company carries out its fibre optic broadband upgrades in the town.

The deployment is set to cover large parts of the area, but as it stands Malvern Vale will miss out, reports the Malvern Gazette.

Residents have become so frustrated with their slow broadband speeds they have launched a petition calling for BT to bring super-fast connectivity to the estate.

Malvern Vale Residents Group chairman Tom James said many homes are stuck with downstream rates of 1Mbps.

"People don't understand why we are getting one level of service when people on other roads near to the estate have a much better one," he commented.

BT spokesman Emma Tennant confirmed that Malvern Vale will not be part of the initial rollout, but added: "We are investigating that particular area further."

Last month, the Malvern Gazette revealed that the town's fibre broadband rollout is being delayed due to the time taken for BT and the Malvern Hills Conservators to reach an agreement over installations on the charity's land.

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