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Broadband provider BT's plans to increase broadband coverage in a Berwickshire village have been welcomed by local residents.

The telephone exchange in Whitsome is set to benefit from technology upgrades, which will allow more people in the area to receive broadband services from June.

Berwickshire Today reports that while their connection speed will remain around the 512Kb mark, residents have welcomed the plan.

Ian Jarvie, one of the local people affected by the changes, told the newspaper: "It's fantastic that BT will increase the number of slots on our exchange to allow more people to get access to broadband.

"I know one woman in the village who has tried on a number of occasions to switch from dial-up to broadband but was told that there was insufficient capacity."

Recent figures published by Point Topic revealed that BT is the network operator that is leading the way in the introduction of fibre-optic broadband services across the UK.

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