Superfast broadband set for East Lancashire

Superfast broadband set for East Lancashire

Superfast broadband set for East Lancashire

First published in News

SUPERFAST broadband is set to arrive in four East Lancashire communities for the first time within the next two months, Lancashire County Council and BT has announced.

Between now and the end of September, Superfast Lancashire’s £130million programme is expected to make the technology available to almost 40,000 more homes and businesses across Lancashire.

The latest communities to benefit include Turton, Padiham, Brinscall and some parts of Burnley while a further two communities where work started earlier, Coppull and Whalley, are mostly completed already.

The news came as the Government announced more than a million UK homes and businesses now have access to superfast broadband as a result of the Broadband Delivery UK rollout.

The programme will extend superfast broadband to 95 per cent of the UK by 2017.

Openreach — BT’s local network business — will lay the fibre optic cables and put in new roadside cabinets in the coming weeks so people and businesses can benefit from the technology.

County Councillor Sean Serridge, champion for digital inclusion at Lancashire County Council, said: “This is a great achievement and shows we are well on the way to achieving our goal of providing 97 per cent of the county with high-speed broadband by the end of next year. Faster fibre broadband is hugely important for the county both economically and socially.”

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1:02pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jimpy0 says...

BT’s local network business — will lay the fibre optic cables and put in new roadside cabinets in the coming weeks so people and businesses can benefit from the technology. --- and all funded by the last increase in line rental and central goverment monies -so they're getting well paid for the works, which will also increase line rental income from new subscribers as they have the monopoly.
BT’s local network business — will lay the fibre optic cables and put in new roadside cabinets in the coming weeks so people and businesses can benefit from the technology. --- and all funded by the last increase in line rental and central goverment monies -so they're getting well paid for the works, which will also increase line rental income from new subscribers as they have the monopoly. jimpy0
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4:31pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Graham Hartley says...

How fast is 'superfast'? Virgin supplies 100 megabits per second download from their servers to my address - more, if I choose to pay more. Will BT lay their cable to compete?
How fast is 'superfast'? Virgin supplies 100 megabits per second download from their servers to my address - more, if I choose to pay more. Will BT lay their cable to compete? Graham Hartley
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9:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

burner says...

Graham Hartley wrote:
How fast is 'superfast'? Virgin supplies 100 megabits per second download from their servers to my address - more, if I choose to pay more. Will BT lay their cable to compete?
Same here. . . . been 60 for ages before that.
[quote][p][bold]Graham Hartley[/bold] wrote: How fast is 'superfast'? Virgin supplies 100 megabits per second download from their servers to my address - more, if I choose to pay more. Will BT lay their cable to compete?[/p][/quote]Same here. . . . been 60 for ages before that. burner
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