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Broadband extension for Lancashire communities
A major boost to broadband connectivity for communities across Lancashire has been revealed.Communities across Lancashire are to benefit from access to the latest broadband networks following the extension of local broadband delivery projects.
Leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein has stated the government's latest Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) will help to deliver better connectivity to thousands of local homes and businesses in the months ahead, the Blackpool Gazette reports.
The areas of Warton, Elswick, Little Eccleston and Freckleton have now been earmarked for extensive broadband infrastructure improvements by the end of next year, as part of the government's commitment to help roll out superfast connections to 95 per cent of UK communities by 2017.
Overall, the work is expected to cost £7.68 million to complete, with half of the funds being provided by local authorities and the remainder being delivered through SEP coffers.
In total, SEP will see a further £250 million invested in the latest broadband systems for communities across the UK in the years to come.