Internet service provider BT has not rule out the possibility of more towns and villages receiving an early upgrade to their fibre broadband network.
Rural communities across the UK were given the opportunity to be prioritised for super-fast broadband via the firm's Race to Infinity, with six winning entrants announced this week.
The settlements will be upgraded to next-generation broadband by 2012 at the latest, while neighbouring communities may have to wait until 2015 or even later for the same network access.
But based upon recent comments from the broadband provider, some of the unlucky Race to Infinity losers could be set for an early broadband boost after all.
Speaking to ISPreview.co.uk, a BT spokesperson said the firm is considering adding the top ten – rather than simply top six – to its deployment list.
"We'll make a decision about this by the end of January," they stated.
"The extremely high level of votes in BT's Race to infinity reflects the fantastic efforts by campaigners right across the country."
Baschurch, Blewbury, Caxton, Innerleithen, Madingley and Whitchurch emerged triumphant following two months of voting in BT's Race to Infinity.