BT Infinity Faster Broadband for Barnstaple ... Bothered?

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By Barny_People | Thursday, October 14, 2010, 13:39

BT's Race to Infinity is giving internet users in Barnstaple the chance to campaign for faster broadband in their area.  Up to now less than 1% of locals have voted.

To be entered into the competition Barnstaple needs to have at least 1,000 households voting for BT Infinity in our area.  The winners, five areas whose exchanges will be given the fast fibre optic broadband in 2012 are those with the highest percentage of votes.  So, even a small town like Barnstaple, could be in the running but are we really bothered?

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to the technology behind my web surfing.  I actually couldn't even tell you how much I pay for my internet or what speed I currently have.

So, is anyone else that bothered?  Is this just a publicity stunt for BT?  I reckon if they have developed this super technology it's pretty likely that everyone's going to get it anyway at some point.

If you are bothered, and you want to tell me, and all the other useless technophobes out here, why we should vote for BT Infinity let us know.

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    i want fibre optic NOW!! please put my vote tell everyone BT Sky and virgin they have a customer waiting ASAP NEEDED

    I got rid of my talk talk cause the contract was done today......

    PLEASE TELL THEM TO PUT IT IN BARNSTAPLE

    By mullarkey22 at 18:54 on 13/07/12

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    Looks like Barnstaple People aren't that bothered about BT Infinity - the count is now up to 260 votes out of a possible 16,957 (1.53%).

    By Barny_People at 15:07 on 01/11/10

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    We're now at 1.01% in the Barnstaple Race to Infinity

    By Barny_People at 18:22 on 15/10/10

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    Thanks Barny_People.

    By pobox112 at 11:03 on 15/10/10

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    Just for you then, pobox112, I have cast my vote :) I noticed on the Infinity site that you can apply to be a local campaigner for the Race to Infinity. So, if anyone is interested then here's the link http://tinyurl.com/37pwnz5

    By Barny_People at 09:41 on 15/10/10

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