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Some residents expecting to receive fibre broadband following BT's Race to Infinity are set to miss out on next-generation services, it has been reported.

Blewbury in Oxfordshire was one of the winners in the 2010 competition - organised by BT to drum up interest in fibre services - having fended off competition from more than 2,500 rivals.

The support of residents in the neighbouring villages of Upton, West Hagbourne, Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe helped secure the fibre upgrade - however not all of these locations are being included in the rollout plans.

BT has informed homeowners in West Hagbourne, who helped with the winning bid, that they live too far away from the Blewbury telephone exchange and will not be receiving super-fast broadband.

Speaking to the Oxford Mail, local Parish Councillor Hugh Lewis said it is "rather difficult" to understand why the village has been left out.

But BT spokesperson Emma Littlejohn noted that when BT ran the competition, it clearly stated that some premises would not be able to receive fibre.

"However, we expect every premises attached to the exchange will see an increase in their broadband speeds," she noted.

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