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BT announces 163 broadband exchanges

Jennifer Scott

BT today confirmed it would be running fibre broadband to a further 163 exchanges as part of its roll-out scheme across the UK.

The Openreach division of the company has committed £2.5bn to fund the deployment, which BT claims will provide two-thirds of the UK with fibre broadband by the end of 2014 – excluding its work with the government to extend connections to rural areas.

So far, BT serves 11 million premises and this latest instalment will add a further million homes and businesses to the total.  

The majority of the exchanges will fall within England – 127 – while Scotland gets 35 more enabled. Wales only has one extra exchange hooked up to the fibre network in Newport.

BT has warned, however, that not everyone in those areas will be able to get connections when the exchanges are lit up.

“Due to the current network topography and the economics of deployment, it is likely that some premises within the selected exchange areas will not initially be able to access fibre-based broadband,” said a statement from the firm.

“Openreach is actively looking at alternative solutions for these locations.”

For those who can access the exchanges though, there will be the possibilities of either fibre to the cabinet or fibre to the premises connections – depending on where you live – which can reach download speeds of up to 80Mbps or 330Mbps respectively.

BT has yet to announce which areas will be providing which connections.

Mike Galvin, managing director of network investment for BT Openreach, said this latest announcement meant “the bulk” of the new exchanges had been announced.

The 163 exchanges in full

• Acomb - York, North Yorkshire

• Airdrie - Strathclyde, North Lanarkshire

• Alcester - Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire 

• Allesley - Coventry District, West Midlands

• Alnwick - Alnwick District, Northumberland

• Alva - Clackmannanshire

• Amble - Alnwick District, Northumberland

• Anstruther - Fife

• Arrowebrook - Wirral District, Merseyside

• Aston Common - Rotherham District, South Yorkshire

• Aughton Green - West Lancashire District

• Bacup - Rossendale District, Lancashire

• Barnstaple - North Devon District

• Batley - Kirklees District, West Yorkshire

• Bearwood - Birmingham District, West Midlands

• Bellshill - North Lanarkshire

• Billingshurst - Horsham District, West Sussex

• Binley - Coventry District, West Midlands

• Birmingham South - Birmingham District, West Midlands

• Blackburn - Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire

• Blackpool - Lancashire

• Bovey Tracey - Teignbridge District, Devon

• Brimscombe - Stroud District, Gloucestershire

• Brownhills - Walsall District, West Midlands

• Buckhaven - Fife

• Burnley - Lancashire

• Burntisland - Fife

• Burscough - West Lancashire District

• Castleham - Hastings District, East Sussex

• Cheriton - Shepway District, Kent

• Christchurch – Dorset

• Clevedon - North Somerset

• Cockenzie - East Lothian

• Codsall - South Staffordshire

• Collyhurst - Greater Manchester

• Combe Down - Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset

• Cowdenbeath - Fife

• Crofton - Wakefield District, West Yorkshire

• Cross Hills - Craven District, North Yorkshire

• Culcheth Padgate - Warrington, Cheshire

• Cupar - Fife

• Darvel - East Ayrshire

• Darwen - Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire

• Dawlish - Teignbridge District, Devon

• Denny - Falkirk

• Desford - Hinckley and Bosworth District, Leicestershire

• Dingwall - Highland

• Draycott - Erewash District, Derbyshire

• Dunoon - Argyll and Bute

• Dursley - Stroud District, Gloucestershire

• Earl Shilton - Hinckley and Bosworth District, Leicestershire

• East Leake - Rushcliffe District, Nottinghamshire

• East Wigston - Oadby and Wigston District, Leicestershire

• Edinburgh Fairmilehead - City of Edinburgh

• Edwalton - Rushcliffe District, Nottinghamshire

• Elgin - Moray

• Exhall - Nuneaton and Bedworth District, Warwickshire

• Fort William - Highland

• Frodsham - Royal District, Cheshire Vale

• Garstang - Wyre District, Lancashire

• Gateacre - Liverpool District, Merseyside

• Gatley - Stockport District , Greater Manchester

• Girvan - South Ayrshire

• Glenboig - North Lanarkshire

• Glenrothes Central - Fife

• Glenrothes North - Fife

• Goldthorpe - Barnsley District, South Yorkshire

• Haddington - East Lothian

• Harborne - Birmingham District, West Midlands

• Hatfield Woodhouse - Doncaster District, South Yorkshire

• Hawick - Scottish Borders

• Hayling Island - Havant District, Hampshire

• Heckmondwike - Kirklees District, West Yorkshire

• Helensburgh - Argyll and Bute

• Helsby - Royal District, Cheshire Vale

• High Green - Sheffield District, South Yorkshire

• Holymoorside - Chesterfield District, Derbyshire

• Holytown - North Lanarkshire

• Honiton - Devon East

• Hoylake - Wirral District, Merseyside

• Huddersfield - Kirklees District, West Yorkshire

• Ilminster - Somerset South

• Kelso - Scottish Borders

• Kelty - Fife

• Keynsham - Bath and North East Somerset

• Kidsgrove - Newcastle-under-Lyme District, Staffordshire

• Kilbirnie - North Ayrshire

• Killingworth - North Tyneside District, Tyne and Wear

• Kilwinning - North Ayrshire

• Kimberley - Broxtowe District, Nottinghamshire

• Kirriemuir - Angus

• Laisterdyke - Bradford District, West Yorkshire

• Lanark - South Lanarkshire

• Larkhall - South Lanarkshire

• Leabrooks - Amber Valley District, Derbyshire

• Ledbury - Herefordshire

• Lee-on-Solent - Gosport District, Hampshire

• Lemington - Newcastle upon Tyne District, Tyne and Wear

• Leominster - Herefordshire

• Lesmahagow - South Lanarkshire

• Lodge Hill - London Borough of Croydon

• Longford - Trafford District, Greater Manchester

• Longton - City of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

• Ludlow - Shropshire South

• Lyme Regis - West Dorset

• Maindee - Newport, Gwent

• Marlborough - Kennet District, Wiltshire

• Maryport - Allerdale District, Cumbria

• Nelson - Pendle District, Lancashire

• New Oakley - Fife

• Newton-Le-Willows - St. Helens District, Merseyside

• Northbourne - Bournemouth, Dorset

• Oakengates - Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire

• Okehampton - West Devon

• Pelsall - Walsall District, West Midlands

• Penistone - Barnsley District, South Yorkshire .

• Pershore - Wychavon District, Worcestershire

• Petersfield - Hampshire East

• Plymstock - City of Plymouth, Devon

• Queensbury - Bradford District, West Yorkshire

• Radford - Coventry District, West Midlands

• Rectory - Birmingham District, West Midlands

• Repton - Derbyshire South

• Rotherham North - Rotherham District, South Yorkshire

• Rowlands Gill - Gateshead District, Tyne and Wear

• Rownhams - Test Valley District, Hampshire

• Runcorn – Halton, Cheshire

• Rye - Rother District, East Sussex

• Saffron Walden - Uttlesford District, Essex

• Scotter - West Lindsey District, Lincolnshire

• Sheldon - Solihull District, West Midlands

• Sherborne - Dorset West

• Shildon - Sedgefield District, County Durham

• Shirebrook - Bolsover District, Derbyshire

• Skegness - Lindsey District, Lincolnshire East

• Slaithwaite - Kirklees District, West Yorkshire

• Somersham - Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire

• South Shore – Blackpool, Lancashire

• Starbeck - Harrogate District, North Yorkshire

• Staveley - Chesterfield District, Derbyshire

• Stubbington - Fareham District, Hampshire

• Studley - Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire

• Tavistock - West Devon

• Tenterden - Ashford District, Kent

• Thornbury - South Gloucestershire

• Tibshelf - Bolsover District, Derbyshire

• Tiverton - Mid Devon District

• Todmorden - Calderdale District, West Yorkshire

• Torquay - Torbay, Devon

• Totnes - South Hams District, Devon

• Tranent - East Lothian

• Twyford - Winchester District, Hampshire

• Victoria - Birmingham District, West Midlands

• Wareham - Purbeck District, Dorset

• Warsop - Mansfield District, Nottinghamshire

• Waterhays Dimsdale - Newcastle-under-Lyme District, Staffordshire

• West Ayton - Scarborough District, North Yorkshire

• Whitburn - West Lothian

• Whitley Bay - North Tyneside District, Tyne and Wear

• Wickham - Winchester District, Hampshire

• Wirksworth - Derbyshire Dales District

• Wombourne - South Staffordshire District

• Yelverton - West Devon District


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