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Telecom provider BT has announced details of the first areas that will get its enhanced 24 megabits per second broadband service.
The provider, which offers home broadband deals through skinttariffs.com, has said that all the 868 exchanges to be switched onto its 21st Century Network (21CN) are located in the West Midlands, although Swansea will also benefit.
BT started the roll-out of the 21CN at the end of 2006 in the Gloucestershire village of Wick as part of a move that the operator hopes will save it £1 billion a year in operating costs.
With the target of getting the whole country's networks overhauled by 2012, the telecom operator has set itself a target of May 2009 for the first 868 exchanges.
Of those, 39 have already been upgraded and another 43 are set to be completed by the end of this month.
BT expects to complete the other 768 exchanges will be ready to receive the service by May 19th 2009.
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