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Faster Broadband For More Dorset Towns

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8:14am 25th October 2012

Broadband speeds have been more than doubled for 11,000 homes and businesses in Dorset.

BT has announced that 36 communities in the South West including Wareham and Milton Abbas are going receive the speedy upgrade following the upgrade to the country's copper network,

The investment of £2.5 billion will see download speeds of up to 20Mbps (megabites per second), double what previous speeds could reach.

The investment in its copper network will bring faster speeds to around two thirds of the UK by the end of 2014 and will available to areas such as Lyme Regis, Wareham and Weymouth by next year.

Peter Speroni, Superfast Dorset programme manager for Dorset County Council, said: "More than ever, high speed communications are crucial in the fast moving and changing world that we work in and I'm looking forward to the benefits this faster broadband will bring to Dorset."

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