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BT is to upgrade 114 Greater London telephone exchanges to host fibre-optic broadband in time for the Olympic Games.

The move will allow 87 per cent of London homes and businesses to have access to broadband over fibre with download speeds of up to 40Mb/s.

The telco said it would have the upgrade scheme done and dusted by Spring 2011.

That's the timeframe it has already set itself to to deliver 24Mb/s ADSL 2+ broadband over copper cabling to around 75 per cent of the UK population as a whole.

It's also a year ahead of the Olympics, but that's the event BT is hoping to leverage to engage punters with. It reckons rather a lot of us will be watching the athletic action via the internet, quite probably in HD. ®

BT Fibre - Autumn 2010
BT Fibre - Autumn 2010

High fibre: BT's London roll-out from Autumn 2010 (top) to Spring 2011 (bottom

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