BT Race To Infinity Leader Revealed

BT has revealed that Caxton in Cambridgeshire and Malvern in Worcestershire are the first two towns to register 1,000 votes as part of the Race to Infinity initiative.

So far, BT has received more than 200,000 votes from across the UK since the scheme was launched on 1 October as people register to have super-fast broadband installed in their local exchange.

Peter McCarthy-Ward, BT’s East of England regional director, said: “This is fantastic news for Caxton and Cambridgeshire as a whole. Communities across the East of England have really been demonstrating demand for fibre broadband.”

“I hope news that these communities who have already registered 1000 votes will spur people into action as this data will help BT determine where fibre broadband will be deployed in the coming years,” he added.

The BT Race to Infinity (http://www.racetoinfinity.bt.com/) will run until the 31 December, after which, the five exchanges with the most votes will be upgraded to super-fast broadband.

BT aims to make super-fast broadband available to four million homes by the end of 2010 and to two thirds of the UK population by 2015.