BT has admitted that it mistakenly sent out the Race to Infinity e-mail, naming the top five exchanges with the most votes so far.
In an attempt to encourage Brits to vote to receive super-fast FTTC and FTTP broadband by 2012, BT launched the Race to Infinity campaign.
An e-mail sent out by BT lists Bermondsey, Bishopsgate, Canonbury, Clerkenwell and Covent Garden as the current top 5 exchanges with the maximum number of votes, according to tech news site The Register.
The exchanges are all located in Central London, with some of them already slated to receive the upgrade.
According to the Race to Infinity website, Aboyne in Aberdeenshire has got 9 per cent votes, Castleton in Newport has 13 per cent votes, Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire has 12 per cent, West Chiltington in West Sussex has 10 per cent votes and Shrewton in Wiltshire has 9 per cent votes, comprising the current top 5 exchanges with maximum votes.
BT explains on the Race to Infinity website: “The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010 will win the chance to bring super-fast broadband to their area. BT will also donate £5,000 of computer equipment to a local community project.”