BT begins installing faster broadband network

Michael Hunt

Residents and businesses across the North West are set to benefit from a faster broadband service from BT over the coming months.

Around 66,000 Greater Manchester properties are expected to be gain access to the BT fibre optic broadband service known as Infinity.

Following the completion of work, residents and business within Altrincham, Ashton-under-lyne, Cheetham, Chorlton, Denton, Hyde, east Manchester, Moss Side, Prestwich, Stalybridge, Urmston, Walkden, and Wilmslow, will be able to get download speeds of up to 40 megabits and upload speeds of up to ten megabits.

About 386,000 residential homes and commercial properties in the North West are expected to be connected to its fibre optic broadband service by late summer.

BT said it is launching its Infinity service in stages across the UK. The following dates are subject to change, but BT plans to visit the following areas in the North West to install its faster broadband network:

Thursday, 30 September 2010:

  • Bramhall
  • Chester south
  • Congleton
  • Formby
  • Hartford
  • Hulme Hall
  • Macclesfield
  • Middlewich
  • Northwich
  • Stockton Heath
  • Tottington
  • Whitefield
  • Willaston

Friday, 31 December 2010:

  • Ashton-on-ribble
  • Astley Bridge
  • Oldham
  • Penwortham
  • Ramsbottom
  • Rochdale
  • Stepping Hill

Thursday, 31 March 2011:

  • Chester central
  • Chester north
  • Chorley
  • Haslington
  • Heswall
  • Lancaster
  • Littleborough
  • Lymm
  • Penketh
  • Rossendale
  • Sale
  • Sandbach
  • Winsford

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