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BT delays Burton fibre optic broadband launch

Monday, March 26th 2012 by Editorial
The launch date of super-fast broadband in Burton has slipped.

BT is set to delay the rollout of its fibre optic broadband service in Burton by three months as a result of technical issues.

The telecoms giant was originally planning to launch super-fast broadband in the Staffordshire town by March 31st 2012, but has pushed this date back until June 30th, reports the Burton Mail.

A BT spokesman said the company's estimated "go live" dates are always subject to change and revealed the delay was caused by the need for additional engineering work.

Ian Page, vice chairman of Burton Business Club and owner of PC Problem, commented: "I am very disappointed that it has been delayed, especially at very short notice."

Despite this, he insisted that BT must have a good reason for taking this decision.

Burton is set to gain access to super-fast broadband as part of a wider project that will see upgrades carried out to the benefit of 143,000 homes and businesses across the West Midlands.