A West Yorkshire village is set to become the first site in the UK to be upgraded to broadband under BT Wholesale's pre-registration scheme.
Todmorden will have its local exchange converted to ADSL after 200 residents committed themselves to paying for fast internet access.
Once the target was achieved, three-quarters of those expressing an interest had to sign up with a broadband internet service provider before BT would upgrade the exchange.
Work is now in progress and the telco said that the customers would have the service in November.
Trigger levels for the pre-registration scheme have been set for hundreds of exchanges in the UK, based on BT's estimation of how much it will cost to upgrade the exchange.
Six further exchanges - Irby, Paddock Wood, Pembury, Penn, Ponteland and Twyford - will also be upgraded after demand was confirmed by service providers. They are expected to go live in December.
BT chief executive Ben Verwaayen said in a statement that it is "terrific that customers have come together in campaign groups to drive demand in their areas".
"We can now identify with confidence where to invest to give businesses and consumers fast, always-on broadband internet services," he explained.
A further three exchanges in Leek, Bishops Waltham and Kesgrave are just a handful of confirmations short, and are expected to be confirmed in the broadband upgrade programme later this week.
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