Cambridgeshire gets fibre broadband boost

Monday, November 25th 2013
The village of Grafham in Cambridgeshire has been connected to fibre optic broadband.
Cambridgeshire gets fibre broadband boost
A rural spot in Cambridgeshire has become the latest area to benefit from being introduced to fibre optic broadband.

The village of Grafham has been connected to the next-generation service as part of the Connecting Cambridgeshire rollout scheme. It was chosen as one of ten locations to receive a cabinet upgrade.

According to Heart, Cambridgeshire County Council Leader Martin Curtis praised the switch-on, but admitted the long-term aim is to improve coverage throughout the region.

He said: "We are on track for fibre-based broadband to be available to 98 per cent of premises by the end of December 2015, which will make Cambridgeshire one of the best-connected counties in the country."

Mr Curtis went on to say that the introduction of the superfast network would bring social and economic benefits, with businesses in rural areas being able to boost their operations thanks to improved connectivity.

A number of other areas in Cambridgeshire have been upgraded as a result of the project, including Buckden, Offord D'Arcy, St Ives, Somersham and Whittlesey.

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