Superfast broadband arrives in parts of March, Wisbech and Whittlesey

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SUPERFAST broadband is available to the first homes and businesses in Fenland.

More than 26,000 households and businesses in Wisbech, Whittlesey and March can access the high-speed connection.

It is hoped 98 per cent of Cambridgeshire will have superfast broadband by the end of 2015.

Noelle Godfrey, Connecting Cambridgeshire programme director, said: “We welcome the news of the roll-out of fibre broadband in Fenland, which is a significant step.

“The Connecting Cambridgeshire intervention programme is also working with BT to bring better broadband to homes and businesses in those more challenging areas that would not otherwise get it by 2015.”

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At home, fibre broadband enables a family to simultaneously download a movie, watch a TV replay service, surf the internet and play games online at the same time.

A whole album can be downloaded in less than 30 seconds and a feature-length high-definition movie in less than 10 minutes.

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