BT are running a programme called The Race To Infinity and it’s all about the rollout of fibre optic broadband across the UK.
As part of the promotion BT are allowing you to vote for your local telephone exchange to be upgraded. For those of you in Hoylake that’ll mean the one on Birkenhead Road, right next to the entrance to Queens Park (mentioned in this post). Replacing the existing copper cables with fibre optic ones, even if it’s only to one of those little green BT cabinets in the street if not to your house, will greatly increase the speed of your broadband connection.
I’ve just registered my own vote and that’s taken the total to a whopping 9 out of a possible 5,199. I know one of you has voted too because it was Mark Cunningham who kindly emailed me to let me know about the promotion.
The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010 will win the chance to bring superfast broadband to their area. BT will also donate £5,000 of computer equipment to a local community project.
You don’t have to be a BT customer and you can vote by clicking here.