Ruth Mitchell

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North East market towns set for super-fast broadband

BT has announced that two rural market towns in the North East will benefit from the next phase of BT’s roll-out of super-fast fibre broadband.

Around 22,000 businesses and households in Morpeth and Bishop Auckland will be able to access super-fast broadband speeds of up to 40Mb/s by Spring 2012.

The announcement follows last month’s news that, for the first time, BT would include a number of rural market towns in the next phase of its £2.5 billion fibre broadband roll-out.

This is in response to customer demand for super-fast speeds in these areas and is part of BT’s commitment to deliver faster broadband speeds to more rural parts of the country.

The technology will be available on an open, wholesale basis to all companies providing broadband services.

Across the UK, BT has also announced that it will be bringing super-fast broadband to 41 market towns.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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