Telecoms giant BT has announced 66 new fibre-enabled locations spread across Britain, with some scheduled to go live by the end of 2011.
The move will allow telecom firms in the newly identified areas to deliver super-fast broadband. The new exchanges will add additional one million homes and businesses to the BT’s fibre network.
While some of the fibre-enabled exchanges will go live by the end of this year, most of the exchanges will be available during 2012.
The list of new fibre-enabled locations includes London locations like Holborn and King's Cross, and other major UK cities like that of Derby and Norwich.
In the meantime, BT has established a trial on the Scottish Isle of Bute to determine whether taking advantage of “white spaces” in the Ultra High Frequency TV spectrum can help bring broadband to far-flung areas wirelessly.
BT claims that its fibre broadband will be available to as many as five million homes and businesses by July this year.