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A BIRMINGHAM exchange has become the 1,000th in the country to be adapted for faster broadband.

Rectory exchange in Sutton Coldfield, which serves more than 6,000 homes and businesses, is the latest to be upgraded to provide faster broadband using the existing copper network.

The work is part of BT's 21st Century Network programme, which has already brought broadband speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) within reach of around 65 per cent of West Midlands premises.

As part of BT's investment, advanced copper broadband availability is expected to rise to nearly 75 per cent of the region's premises in the coming months, covering around 1.5 million West Midlands homes and businesses. The network is available on an open, wholesale basis to all companies providing broadband.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 28, 2011
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