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BT Discloses "Race To Infinity" Winning Towns

UK ISP BT has revealed the names of the winning towns in its three-month long "Race to Infinity" contest which saw people casting 360,000 votes to help their areas get the internet service provider's superfast broadband connection.

Earlier, BT had announced at the end of the contest, five communities with the maximum number of votes will be offered BT's new broadband connection. However, now, six communities gave qualified for the connections instead of the initial five.

The winners of the Race to Infinity contest are as follows: Baschurch, Shropshire; Blewbury, Oxfordshire; Caxton, Cambridgeshire; Innerleithen, Scottish Borders; Madingley, Cambridgeshire; and Whitchurch, Hampshire.

Apart from the above six, communities whose 75 percent of the popular cast their votes during the campaign but failed to win will also get BT's superfast broadband connection; these are Marton in Warwicks and Capel in Surrey.

Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Retail, said in a statement that "The Race to Infinity really captured people’s imagination. We’ve been so impressed by the passion and commitment of the people who signed-up to campaign for their areas up and down the country."