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Culture secretary highlights Superfast Essex milestone
The Superfast Essex scheme has achieved an important milestone, reaching 50 per cent of its initial target properties.Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media & Sport John Whittingdale helped mark a key milestone for the ongoing Superfast Essex broadband rollout scheme this week.
The newly-appointed minister met with representatives from Essex County Council and BT yesterday (May 18th) as the latest roadside cabinet was set live in the area.
This marked the halfway point of the scheme and saw 32,500 homes and business now connected under Superfast Essex out of its original target of 65,000.
Mr Whittingdale commented: "I am delighted at the tremendous progress Superfast Essex has made with their rollout of superfast broadband. Access to superfast speeds has never been more important, in both our home and working lives."
He went on to add that the joint efforts of local government, communities and network provider BT forms an important part in ensuring more rural areas are gaining access to next-generation online services every day across the UK.