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Todmorden Leads BT's Race To Infinity

A village in Yorkshire is currently leading the BT Race to Infinity initiative, started to encourage communities to vote for their local areas to be connected to BT's super-fast broadband network.

According to The Halifax Courier, Todmorden currently has cast more votes than any other area in Calderdale, but Hippenholme has cast the highest percentage of votes based on population.

As part of the Race to Infinity scheme, communities will be able to vote for their area to be get the new BT super-fast fibre broadband connection. The areas with the highest number of votes will be included as part of the initial roll-out.

John Anderson, BT's regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber said in a statement: “This is a golden opportunity for people in the region to demonstrate the level of demand for fibre broadband in their communities.”

The fibre broadband service is already set to include Elland, Halifax and the Calder Valley when it is launched before 2012.