BT brings faster broadband to more West Midlands communities

Monday, December 24th 2012
Communities in the West Midlands are enjoying faster broadband following the completion of work by BT.
BT brings faster broadband to more West Midlands communities
Homes and businesses in the West Midlands are now able to benefit from faster broadband after BT completed a project to take its next-generation internet service there.

The telecommunications provider said Burghill and Madley in Herefordshire, Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire, Weston in Staffordshire and Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire are the latest locations to receive upgrades via its copper lines.

It means around 89 per cent of homes and businesses in the region can access download speeds reaching up to 20Mbps, allowing them to enjoy watching films or uploading photos and documents - this is double the speed that was possible before.

BT spokesperson John Dovey said broadband is increasingly being seen as an essential rather than a luxury and so work like this is crucial.

"It has the power to transform every aspect of our lives and is a vital part of ensuring the future prosperity of communities across the West Midlands region," he added.

BT is also in the middle of carrying out a £2.5 billion fibre broadband rollout that should have reached two-thirds of Britain's population by spring 2014.

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