Telford & Wrekin Council Superfast Broadband Update
98% of Telford & Wrekin Council premises now have superfast broadband access.
17:48 29 May 2018
The £5.6 million partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council and Openreach has successfully brought superfast broadband to 98per cent of the borough’s homes and businesses. The project, which started less than 30 months ago, offers download speeds of 24 megabits.
Although the amount spent on the project is 3per cent higher than the government’s national target, it has helped drive higher than the expected take-up. According to official figures, 37per cent of homes and businesses have opted for an upgrade. The figure is the third highest in this phase of the BDUK programme.
Councillor Hilda Rhodes, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for broadband, said: “We invested in Superfast Telford to help transform the way people live, work, learn, socialise and do business.
“The benefits include a more harmonious and happy home or business, a better work/life balance, being able to do things quicker, access to entertainment and learning something new.
“Superfast Telford has been a great success story for the borough and I’m delighted we have such a positive outcomes from our significant initial investment, which positions us ahead of our neighbouring authorities.
“In the meantime, we’re working hard to find cost-effective solutions to make the faster broadband available the premises not already covered.”
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