24th Oct, 2016

Broadband boost reaches halfway point

Aaron Wise 3rd Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

SUPERFAST broadband has been rolled-out across more villages in Evesham and Pershore as council chiefs reached the halfway mark in a multi-million pound scheme.

Residents in Badsey, Cropthorne, Eckington and Bishampton have recently benefited from faster fibre broadband as part of the multi-million pound ‘Superfast Worcestershire’ programme, partnered by Worcestershire County Council and BT

A total of 30,000 homes and businesses have access as part of the scheme which has seen more than 720km of fibre optic cable and around 350 new street-side cabinets installed.

Bill Murphy, BT’s managing director of next generation access, said: “The Superfast Worcestershire programme has made fantastic progress to reach this important milestone, bringing high-speed fibre broadband to some of the most challenging areas in the county.

“This new technology is providing a major boost for local households and businesses in Worcestershire, whether they are using it to work more efficiently and find new customers, or for online learning and leisure.

“Everything is quicker and better with faster fibre broadband.”

County Council Deputy Leader, Coun Simon Geraghty, said: “The Superfast Worcestershire programme continues to go from strength-to-strength, with more homes and businesses than ever before being able to access faster fibre broadband in communities up and down the county.

“As we mark the half way point, I am delighted that the project continues to be on budget and ahead of schedule.”

Visit the Superfast Worcestershire website at www.superfastworcestershire.com for updates on the scheme.