Wakefield city centre gets new fibre optic broadband boost

Wednesday, September 25th 2013
Fibre optic broadband will be introduced to a further 20,000 homes in Wakefield by the end of next spring.
Wakefield city centre gets new fibre optic broadband boost
Residents and business owners in Wakefield have discovered fibre optic broadband will be introduced to a further 20,000 premises.

It is expected the new superfast service will be available in more parts of the city from spring 2014. The move is part of BT's £2.5 billion project to enhance broadband speeds all over the UK.

The latest announcement also includes improvements in neighbouring areas of West Yorkshire. Castleford and South Elmsall already have access to the superfast technology, but BT has promised to further expand their services next year.

Leader of Wakefield Council Peter Box explained that securing fibre optic broadband access throughout the city was essential to its economy.

He said: "Wakefield has made tremendous strides to redevelop and regenerate the city centre and we continue to push the district as an excellent place to grow or relocate businesses."

However, he went on to say that continuous improvements to digital infrastructure remain a target as some small businesses are still hindered by slow connection speeds.

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