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Fast broadband arrives
12:00pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 in Lyme Regis
FASTER broadband is now available to homes and businesses in Lyme Regis, it has been announced today.
The town is among the latest 36 communities in the South West to receive upgrades as part of the roll-out of BT’s next generation broadband service.
A further 11,000 homes and businesses can get a faster broadband service delivered over copper lines.
The BT investment will make available download speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) – more than double the fastest speed previously available from BT.
The faster broadband is already available to 81 per cent of South West premises and, by next spring this figure will have reached more than 84 per cent.
Dorset County Council has welcomed the development.
Peter Speroni, Superfast Dorset programme manager for the council, said: “I welcome the news that another 11,000 homes and businesses in this county are now able to take advantage of a technology, which will play a key role in our economic growth and future development.
“More than ever, high-speed communications are crucial in the fast-moving and changing world that we live in and I’m looking forward to the benefits this faster broadband will bring to Dorset.”