BT says Cornwall could get fibre broadband by March

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010
Eight Cornish communities should be able to access the technology within five months.
BT says Cornwall could get fibre broadband by March
BT has revealed its Cornish fibre optic broadband project could see eight communities in the county get access to the technology within five months.

The telecoms giant and the European Union are spending up to £132 million on rolling out super-fast broadband across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with the initiative being managed by the Cornwall Development Company.

Having announced the scheme earlier this autumn, BT has now stated businesses and residents in Leedstown, the Chiverton Cross area, St Agnes, Portreath, St Day, Devoran, Stenalees and Par should get access to fibre broadband by the end of March 2011.

South-west regional director for BT Jon Reynolds said it is "excellent news" that more than 10,000 properties in these areas will receive the service at such an early stage in the rollout.

The scheme has previously been welcomed by communications minister Ed Vaizey, who remarked: "Households and businesses in this largely rural area can now look forward to having one of the best broadband connections in the world."

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