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Thousands More Dorset Homes To Get Superfast Bradband

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5:33pm 12th February 2013

Another 18,000 homes and businesses in Dorset are to get superfast broadband.

Among them are residents of Swanage, who are expected to be upgraded by the end of Spring 2014.

It's part of BT's £2.5 billion commercial roll-out of fibre broadband in the UK.

Dorset County Council said the investment would help to build confidence of an economic recovery among local households and businesses.

BT's Regional Manager, Michael Dunn told Wessex FM: "It really transforms the connectivity, not just for customers who are citizens in the county but for businesses. There is so much that you can do with it, it's not just about faster emails."

Despite tough economic times, it's hoped the upgrade will help create jobs and boost the local economy.

Jon Reynolds, BT's South West regional director, said: "This latest investment is a further vote of confidence in the future success of Dorset. It will be an important part of our economic revival as we finally shrug off the effects of the downturn and create a better, more prosperous future."

By the time the expansion is finished more than 247,000 houses in the county will have access to the high-speed broadband.

143,000 communities are already receiving the services including Dorchester and Portland.

For further information visit www.superfast-openreach.co.uk.

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