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BT has deployed Broadband Enabling Technology (BET) at a further five rural telephone exchanges across the UK. reported that the solution has been introduced at Portsoy, Barr, Aboyne, Inverbervie and Auchenblae in order to improve broadband coverage for local people.

BET enables the internet service provider to deliver 2Mb broadband at distances of up to 12km from the local exchange.

As a result, it offers households and businesses in remote areas the opportunity to take advantage of high-speed broadband deals.

Typically, ADSL broadband deals experience loss of performance and reliability at a distance of around 6.5km from the exchange, the news provider stated.

BET connections cost more than £1,000 to install, with two copper telephone lines required to deliver the full 2Mb service.

Under its Universal Service Commitment, the government has pledged to deliver nationwide 2Mb broadband by 2015.

The Con-Lib coalition has established a £530 million rural broadband fund to ensure remote areas of the countryside also receive access to high-speed internet services.

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