250 exchanges to get ADSL by Autumn
Look into my crystal ball
BT reckons that growing demand for broadband will enable the telco to convert a further 250 exchanges to ADSL by the end of September. The prediction is based on current levels of broadband interest in areas currently not served by ADSL.
Since BT's demand-led scheme - which sets thresholds representing the level of demand needed to make conversion to ADSL commercially viable - went live last year some 850 exchanges have been given trigger levels. Of those, just under 50 have met their threshold, been upgraded to ADSL and are now live.
A further 245 exchanges have so far hit their threshold and are currently in the process of being upgraded to ADSL. Oh, and BT is to award trigger levels to a further 600 exchanges by the autumn.
Anyhow, the monster telco has just announced that the following list of 18 exchanges will be converted to ADSL during June - all except Glenboig in Strathclyde, which will have to wait until the beginning of July. ®
BRIDGE OF WEIR, Strathclyde
CUDWORTH, South Yorkshire
NORTH CARLTON, Nottinghamshire
TONYPANDY, Mid Glamorgan
TONYREFAIL, Mid Glamorgan
WEMYSS BAY, Strathclyde