Thousands of residents in Cornwall will be connected to superfast broadband networks, after Cornwall Council agreed a £7.6 million investment deal with BT and Broadband Delivery UK.
Under the agreement, homes and businesses in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly can expect to receive 95% coverage.
With Cornwall Council investing in infrastructure with Broadband Delivery UK and BT extending its fibre broadband network, 90% of local premises can expect speeds of up to 24Mpbs or higher.
Councillor Julian German, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture, said: “Digital connectivity is essential in addressing Cornwall’s peripherality from national and international markets.”
“This new investment will build on the achievements of Superfast Cornwall and enable Cornwall to retain its leadership position as one of the best connected rural areas in the world, increasing prosperity by bringing benefits to businesses and households.
“We will again be breaking new ground as we deliver fibre broadband into yet more rural areas and will be pushing to bring superfast broadband access to at least 8,600 more Cornish premises across the region by early 2018.”
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