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BT Infinity win hailed by MP

Thursday, January 6th 2011 by Editorial
Innerleithen's Race to Infinity win has been praised by the local MP.

A Conservative MP has welcomed the news that BT Infinity will be available to residents of his constituency in the near future.

The telecoms giant's fibre optic broadband infrastructure will be delivered to the Scottish Borders community of Innerleithen by early 2012 at the latest after the town was named as one of the six winners of BT's recent Race to Infinity vote.

Under the scheme, which closed on New Year's Eve, the internet service provider sought out the communities with the highest level of demand for the technology.

Conservative David Mundell MP hailed the announcement, explaining it means residents will soon be able to access "world-class broadband services".

"This will mean better internet services for local businesses and children in education," Mr Mundell added.

BT Infinity offers download speeds of up to 40Mbps, combined with a current maximum upload capacity of 10Mbps.

The company has previously expressed its desire to bring fibre optic broadband to two-thirds of UK properties by 2015.