BT has revealed the next set of locations where it will make super-fast fibre broadband available.
The new locations cover more than a million homes and businesses across the UK, which means 1.5 million homes will have access by early summer 2010.
Currently doubling on the original pace of deployment, BT's long-term plan is to make "super-fast" fibre broadband available to 40% of the UK by 2012 at a cost of £1.5 billion.
A Virgin Media spokesperson has got in touch with Pocket-lint to get their 50Mb message across in the light of this news.
Virgin Media says: “People in the UK do not have to wait for BT. Virgin Media already offers the fastest broadband in the country with its ultrafast 50Mb service. By the end of this summer we will have completed our next generation roll out to 12.5 million homes and we’re already piloting 200Mb. We’ve been saying for years that fibre optic broadband is the future".
69 locations across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have been revealed for the BT roll-out, and are listed below.
Berkhamsted, Billericay, Brentwood, Elstree, Hainault, Hoddesdon, Lea Valley, Loughton, Stanford-Le-Hope, Waltham Cross, Woodford, Glossop, Hinckley, Barking, Barnet, Eltham, Greenwich, Hornchurch, Ingrebourne, New Southgate, Ponders End, Sidcup, Slade Green, Stamford Hill, Chester-Le-Street, Durham, East Herrington, Hetton-Le-Hole, Altrincham, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Cheetham, Chorlton, Denton, Hyde, Manchester East, Moss Side, Prestwich, Stalybridge, Swinton - Greater Manchester, Urmston, Walkden, Wilmslow, Lisburn, Edinburgh Corstorphine, Edinburgh Craiglockhart, Glasgow Bridgeton, Glasgow Giffnock, Basingstoke, Dartford, Bristol North, Bristol West, Downend, Barry, Caerphilly, Penarth, Birmingham - Northern, Fallings Park, Great Barr, Leamore, Nuneaton, Tettenhall, Wednesbury, Walsall, Armley, Castleford, Headingley, Low Moor, Pontefract, Shipley.