Melton welcomes BT’s plan for ‘superfast’ internet connections in Chatteris

‘SUPERFAST’ internet connections will soon be available in Chatteris as BT continues its �2.5billion roll-out of improved broadband.

The company plans to provide another 17,000 homes and businesses in Cambridgeshire with the superfast fibre broadband.

Chatteris and Huntingdon are the county’s latest exchanges to be upgraded, meaning 155,000 premises will soon be able to access the high-speed technology.

Fenland District Council Leader Alan Melton, who is also county councillor for Chatteris, said: “Fast, reliable access to the internet through broadband is becoming an essential part of life and we are keen to improve coverage in rural areas such as Fenland.

“It is good to see that homes and businesses in the Chatteris area will soon be able to realise the benefits of superfast broadband.”

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Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed to invest in superfast broadband, aiming to bring it to the majority of residents and businesses by 2015.

County council leader Nick Clarke said: “Cambridgeshire needs to be open for business to boost our economy and enable the region to compete on the world stage. “These further internet upgrades by BT are another important step towards realising our ambition to bring faster and better broadband to the majority of homes and businesses in the county.”

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Engineers will complete the latest upgrades in the coming weeks and more are planned for 2012.

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