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Campaign leads to better broadband for Manchester city centre residents
Hyperoptic will be delivering superfast broadband to central Manchester residents.Residents in Manchester city centre have been campaigning for better broadband after being seemingly left out of rollout programmes despite living in one of the country's top digital cities.
The Manchester Evening News reports that they have been granted their wish, as service provider Hyperoptic has agreed to upgrade a number of city centre properties to superfast fibre optic broadband by the end of the year.
Campaign leader and local Councillor Kevin Pell commented: "I am pleased that Hyperoptic is taking the initiative, but I hope they won't be the only ones.
"I look forward to residents being able to access hyperfast fibre optic broadband from a range of providers."
People living in the Great Northern building in the city's Deansgate area are understood to be among those set to gain better broadband thanks to Hyperoptic, with speeds of 20Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps (the fastest available) thought to be on their way.
Previously, loading speeds in parts of rural Cumbria had been faster than in some areas of central Manchester.