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Consumers have just over a week left to vote for their town or village to be prioritised for super-fast broadband in BT's fibre network rollout.

The firm's Race to Infinity draws to a close at midnight on December 31st, at which point the votes will be tallied and the internet service provider will be able to announce the locations set to receive next-generation broadband connections.

The broadband provider, which is currently spending £2.5 billion upgrading local telephone exchanges around the UK, has pledged to install super-fast broadband in the five communities where interest levels are highest by 2012 at the latest.

Other villages and rural communities around the UK could be forced to wait until 2015 or even later in order to benefit from super-fast fibre services.

At the last vote count, Blewbury in Oxfordshire and Caxton in Cambridgeshire were leading the Race to Infinity, with home and business broadband users across the UK still registering their interest in super-fast web services.

Castleton near Newport, Madingley in Cambridgeshire, and Whitchurch in Hampshire were leading the chase, with time running out in the ongoing competition.

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