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Fibre optic broadband comes to Alnwick properties
Fibre optic broadband has gone live in Alnwick for the first time.Homes and businesses in the Northumberland town of Alnwick have been connected to fibre optic broadband for the first time.
Thanks to a nationwide rollout project by service provider BT, access to the superfast service has arrived in hundreds of premises.
When engineering work to install the required infrastructure reaches completion, it is predicted around 4,000 properties in the area will boast a next-generation connection.
BT's scheme aims to increase coverage all over the UK, with the nearby areas of Amble, Seaton Delaval and Berwick also set to receive an upgrade by the end of spring 2014.
Alan Hepple of Northumberland County Council praised the move, explaining that the region would enjoy social and economic benefits as a result of the rollout.
He said: "Better, faster communications boost businesses, helping them grow, and create more jobs. What’s more, local residents can enjoy faster browsing and downloading at home. This is great news for Alnwick."