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Merseyside sees fibre broadband progress
An upgrade to broadband connections in Merseyside has been hailed by local business leaders.Superfast broadband has arrived in a number of new areas of Merseyside, it has been announced.
Huyton and a number of parts of the city centre will see faster download speeds and it is expected the development will prove popular among both local residents and the business community.
More than 16,700 local homes will benefit from the upgrade, which comes as part of BT's wider £2.5 billion fibre optic rollout across the UK.
Jenny Stewart, Chief Executive of the Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce, said: "Super-fast fibre broadband in Gateacre, Netherley and Liverpool city centre offers huge benefits to local residents and businesses and will help our local economy to flourish."
Mike Blackburn, Regional Director of BT for the North West, also welcomed the announcement, stating that it will help people across Merseyside to access a number of new opportunities, as well as improving the economy of the area.