Yoxall students celebrate superfast broadband arrival

Tuesday, May 6th 2014
The village of Yoxall has been celebrating the arrival of superfast broadband.
Yoxall students celebrate superfast broadband arrival
Students in the East Staffordshire village of Yoxall have been celebrating the arrival of superfast broadband in their area.

Pupils at St Peter's Church of England School took part in a mini video conference with young people from the nearby Richard Crosse Primary School in Kings Bromley to showcase what the technology can do.

These two villages are the first in the county to have received access to fibre broadband under the Superfast Staffordshire rollout programme.

The video conference coincided with the switch-on of the high-speed technology, which was also attended by representatives from BT and Staffordshire County Council.

Superfast Staffordshire aims to deliver better broadband to 95 per cent of homes and businesses based in the county by spring 2016.

Speaking to the Burton Mail, Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure Mark Winnington said: "The Superfast Staffordshire project is vital to people and businesses. It will increase opportunities, accessibility and economic growth.

"This infrastructure is as important as road or rails and means we'll be on a level playing field with other areas of the UK and Europe."

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