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Internet service provider BT says it will take note of its Race to Infinity results when plotting future network extensions.

Last week, the broadband provider announced the six winning entries, which are now guaranteed to be connected to its next-generation fibre network by 2012.

Other towns and villages were not so lucky, and despite many receiving upgrade votes from the majority of local residents, could be forced to wait until 2015 or beyond to receive super-fast broadband.

However, BT has promised to engage with those communities which polled a high number of votes, but ultimately fell just short in their bid to earn a prioritised network connection.

Further discussions will take place with any community where at least 75 per cent of homes and businesses voted for their exchange to be upgraded.

"This is to see if those exchanges can either be included in future commercial phases of fibre broadband – if the exchange is commercially viable - or enabled because of either public sector or community support as has already happened in some parts of the UK," BT commented.

"[We are] committed to working with government to find ways of delivering fibre to the remaining third of UK homes and businesses."

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