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New broadband deal for Bedfordshire
Communities across Bedfordshire are to receive a boost in the provision of superfast broadband services.A new £4 million deal has been struck between BT and a number of Bedfordshire local authorities that will see new broadband connections go live across the area in the coming months.
Bedfordshire News reports the network operator is working alongside Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough, Milton Keynes and Luton Borough Councils to provide next-generation services as part of efforts to deliver broadband connectivity to 96.5 per cent of the county by 2019.
Executive Member for Corporate Resources at Central Bedfordshire Council Councillor Richard Wenham commented: "Faster internet connections are crucial to helping boost our economy by attracting new businesses to the area and creating new jobs.
"It will also improve connectivity to residential sections of our community that have been crying out for this technology."
The work is taking place as part of the second phase of the government's ongoing Superfast Extension Programme and is being funded by Broadband Delivery UK.