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10,000 Now On High Speed Fibre Optic Broadband

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8:19am 9th August 2014


10 thousand homes and businesses in Dorset are now connected to high-speed fibre optic broadband thanks to the superfast broadband programme.

Areas such as Bridport, Charmouth, Chideock and parts of Weymouth are already covered, with the aim of 95% of the county being covered by the end of 2016.

Some benefits for local businesses include online storage for files, making them accessible around the world, and hold conferences through video calling. Households will also be better off, by being able to connect more devices online, without a significant loss of performance.

Debbie Ward, chief executive of Dorset County Council and chair of the Superfast Dorset programme board said: "This is promising news for Dorset's communities and the local economy. Our rollout of superfast broadband is off to an encouraging start and on track to reach another 10,000 homes by the end of the year.

"Local authorities and partners are investing in this vital new infrastructure to deliver a step change in the way we live and work. We're confident that we'll start to see real benefits before the end of the rollout in 2016."

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