BT to roll-out super-fast broadband in Burnham-On-Sea during 2013
is set to be included in British Telecom's roll-out of super-fast
broadband access next year, it has been announced this week.
fibre broadband will be rolled out to over 10,000 homes and businesses
in the town during 2013.
Cox, Chief Executive for Somerset Chamber of Commerce, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is excellent news for many people in Burnham-On-Sea.
Theyre the latest in Somerset who will soon have access
to the next generation of internet services."
"Reliable, fast connections can make all the difference to
education and business, and give people much greater scope for
interaction with the world around them. In a tough economic climate,
this local investment from BT will help make the county an even
better place to live, work and do business."
this week's announcement, BT says its local network business Openreach
is making fibre broadband available to UK homes and businesses
using a mix of fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises
will get FTTC, offering
download speeds of up to 80Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps.
where fibre runs all the way to homes and businesses, would offer download
speeds of 110Mbps, with 330Mbps coming soon.
UKs current average broadband speed is 7.6Mbps, according
to the regulator Ofcom.
Reynolds, BTs South West regional director, said: "The
arrival of fibre broadband is a massive shot in the arm for the
local economy, creating new businesses, jobs and educational opportunities.
The benefits are major and wide ranging."
locations in the South West included in this week's announcement
are Pill, Bideford, Torbay, Westbury-on-Trym, Corsham, Highworth
(left to right) Rupert Cox, CEO of Somerset Chamber of Commerce
with Highbridge County Councillor John Woodman and County Councillor
David Hall, portfolio holder for economic development, during
a broadband meeting in Burnham-On-Sea