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Plans announced for Telford broadband rollout
Telford residents are to benefit from improved broadband access.Plans have been announced for the rollout of new superfast broadband infrastructure in Telford to 98 per cent of local premises by the end of next year.
Network provider BT has signed a new £5.6 million contract with Telford and Wrekin Council as part of the ongoing Superfast telford project to achieve this ambitious target, with homes and businesses to be connected to download speeds of 24 Mbps or more.
Funding for the scheme is being split between BT, the local authority and the government's Broadband Delivery UK framework.
Responding to the news, Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey commented: "Once completed, this project will make Telford and Wrekin one of the best connected areas of the UK, providing a huge boost to the local economy."
He added that it is his "delight" to see Telford and Wrekin joining the 95 per cent of UK communities that will be serviced by superfast broadband by 2017.