Superfast Dorset to benefit rural parts with BT’s fibre broadband in 2016

BT says next year would be a landmark year for Superfast Dorset, as the telecoms giant is committed to invest in the country’s superfast fibre broadband roll-out in 2016.
BT’s regional director for the south-west, John Reynolds, said they have seen great progress during 2015. The Superfast Dorset partnership of BT and the Dorset County Council, which includes borough councils of Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth, have on an average added over 1,200 homes and businesses each week, he pointed out. He claims that the project has a target of reaching 90,000 homes and businesses by end of 2017 and BT is close to providing 9 out of 10 premises with superfast broadband. Dorset has over 70,000 homes and businesses taking up the offer, he pointed out. Ofcom has observed download speeds triple in Dorset since 2011, which is a positive impact.
The regional director says more rural areas will be targeted next year and welcomed the opportunity to work in partnership to give an affordable solution to any community. John Reynolds also said BT has set out a vision for UK’s digital future, subject to right policy and regulatory support. BT has committed to contribute to Dorset’s future success and see wonderful opportunities and change happening from these new technologies, which means they look forward with excitement to 2016, he added.

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