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BT includes more north-west properties in fast broadband rollout

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
Another 104,000 homes and businesses across the north-west are set to gain access to BT's fast copper broadband service.
BT includes more north-west properties in fast broadband rollout
BT has unveiled plans to roll out next-generation copper broadband to another 104,000 properties across the north-west.

The programme of upgrades is due to be completed by next spring and will see the service extended to several communities in the region, including Farndon in Cheshire, Whitworth and Upholland in Lancashire, and Billinge and Birkenhead in Merseyside.

Over 2.3 million homes and businesses throughout the north-west are already able to access the high-speed broadband product, which offers download speeds of up to 20Mbps.

Upgraded exchanges will serve around 90 per cent of the region by next spring.

Mike Blackburn, BT's north-west regional director, said: "The rapid rollout of faster broadband offers a great opportunity for Lancashire and the north-west as a whole."

Last month, the telecoms giant confirmed it has been selected to deliver Lancashire County Council's super-fast broadband strategy, with the company set to deploy the technology to 97 per cent of local properties by the end of 2014.

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