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British Telecom's Race To Infinity Heats Up

Tue 07 Dec, 2010 // Firstnumber Team

British Telecom's (BT) "Race to Infinity" is hotting up as the telecommunications announce a number of leading locations who have signed up for its new 'superfast' broadband service.

Back at the start of October this year, BT launched its Infinity scheme whereby communities right across the UK were invited to demonstrate their interest for exceptionally fast, fribe optic broadband via a petition system.

According to BT, residents have been petitioning in their droves to have their local exchange hooked up to the latest broadband and telecomms technology. The five areas with the most votes by December the 31st are then eligible for the chance to win superfast broadband.

Currently vying for the top five spots are a number of sleepy villages and towns; many of whom are in the South of England and include Blewbury in Oxforshire, Caxton in Cambridgeshire and Whitchurch in Hampshire. 

So far around 290,000 votes have collected, with local businesses and householders keen to benefit from the technology.

John Petter - Managing Director of BT’s Consumer division - said he was impressed by voters' enthusiasm for the project: “Thousands have voted, but there is still a long way to go before we reach the finishing line and everything to play for.”

“Super-fast speeds can transform your online life whether you’re social networking, gaming, streaming video, uploading or downloading. So please vote now and don’t forget to spread the word by passing it on to your friends on Facebook and Twitter to get your area to the top of the scoreboard.”

BT hope to have two thirds of the UK's population using superfast broadband by 2015.

Looking to get more support for your local area? Make a cheap international mobile call to tell your friends and family about BT's superfast, fibre optic initiative to spread the word.

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