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BT Extends Fibre Broadband Reach with 114 New Exchanges

BT has unveiled the brand new location for its ongoing fibre deployment process which is supposed to extend improved broadband connectivity to over 1 million extra households.

The company also went on naming the additional 114 telephone exchanges which are going to be upgraded to fibre by autumn, next year. Furthermore, the telecom giant will be pouring in an additional £2.5 billion with the view of making at least of two-third of homes and businesses throughout the country equipped with fibre connections by the end of 2015.

“Our roll out is one of the fastest in the world and we are on track to pass ten million homes and businesses next year before pushing on further.” said Mike Galvin, Openreach managing director for next generation access, eWeek Europe (opens in new tab) reports.

“Fibre broadband will transform peoples’ experience of the Internet and so I am sure the residents and businesses in these areas will welcome the news. No other company is doing as much as Openreach to bring super-fast broadband to the UK.” he added.

Needless to say, the last part of the comment was directed at the arch rival of BT who recently publicly thrashed the company for allegedly trying to establish a monopoly in the country’s fibre broadband market.

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