Fibre optic broadband arrives in Royal Wootton Bassett

Wednesday, December 18th 2013
Royal Wootton Bassett has become the first area of Wiltshire to be connected to fibre optic broadband.
Fibre optic broadband arrives in Royal Wootton Bassett
The Wiltshire town of Royal Wootton Bassett has been connected to fibre optic broadband, thanks to a rollout project by BT.

It is the first area in the region to gain access to the superfast service and homes and businesses now able to expect broadband speeds of 24Mbps or above.

The rollout is part of a wider scheme that is a partnership between BT, Wiltshire Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Broadband John Thompson explained that the next-generation network would bring invaluable benefits for both homeowners and businesses, but was quick to reassure locals that other areas would also be connected soon.

He said: "We have worked hard with our partners to get to this stage and look forward to announcing more communities soon who will benefit from superfast broadband."

Officials have revealed the scheduled completion date for Wiltshire's fibre optic broadband is March 2016, when it is hoped 91 per cent of the region will be connected.

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