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BT extends fibre reach with 114 new exchanges

September 14, 2011

BT Openreach has revealed that an extra one million homes and businesses in the UK are to be connected to its ongoing fibre deployment across the country.

The telco named an extra 144 telephone exchanges that are to be upgraded to fibre by Autumn 2012. The carrier is spending £2.5 billion (€2.9bn) to deploy fibre to two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2015.

“I am pleased to be able to reveal the latest locations where we will make fibre broadband available,” said Mike Galvin, Openreach managing director for next generation access. “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.”

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