Shropshire Council hails fibre broadband rollout

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014
Shropshire Council has welcomed the announcement that more premises in the region will be connected to fibre broadband.
Shropshire Council hails fibre broadband rollout
A Cabinet Member from Shropshire Council has hailed the news that more homes and businesses will be connected to fibre optic broadband access.

Steve Charmley explained the benefits for homeowners and, in particular, business people will be hard to ignore.

He explained: "In this day and age, it’s becoming ever more important to have fast and reliable broadband to get on in business and in life."

Mr Charmley was speaking following the announcement the Connecting Shropshire project would be introducing the next-generation service to more areas including Alberbury, Aston on Clun, Boningale, Clungunford, Cosford and Cross Lane Head among others.

The scheme has been the subject of a £24.6 million investment and is aiming to connect rural areas of the region that have not been included in commercial rollouts carried out by BT.

By the time it is completed, an estimated 62,000 premises in the county will be able to enjoy broadband speeds as high as 80 Mbps.

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