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BT Infinity names next recipients of 40Mbps broadband

BT has revealed the next areas to be connected to its BT Infinity 40Mbps broadband service, with lucky Web surfers in Cambridgeshire and Worcestershire set to boost their speed.

BT has revealed the next areas to be connected to its BT Infinity 40Mbps broadband. Web surfers in Cambridgeshire and Worcestershire have won on points in the Race To Infinity.

BT is wiring up areas based on demand, with hopeful broadbanders voting for their manor in the Race To Infinity scheme, a competition to see which locales get the most votes.

The next two areas to be connected will be Caxton in Cambridgeshire and Malvern in Worcestershire. They were the first two towns to top 1,000 votes.

Don't get too excited though, Caxtonites and Malvernistas, because the launch isn't expected until at least early 2012. That gives BT plenty of time to cosy up to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and his plans to allow ISPs to charge for an Internet fast lane, and censor your websites.

Meanwhile, Virgin Media's 100Mbps broadband is scheduled to launch before Christmas, speeding up winter Web browsing in parts of London, the south-east and West Yorkshire. If you're stuck in a broadband notspot, you've got until the end of December to register a vote for your ends at racetoinfinity.bt.com.