Happy Christmas internet users in Berkshire! Superfast broadband is being rolled out in time for the holidays in Wokingham Borough, giving broadband users in the towns of Wokingham, Eversley and Woodley access to speeds of up to 80Mbps.
In the week that Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) launched an ad campaign to promote the benefits of fibre optic broadband connections, the Superfast Berkshire project has given residents the opportunity to upgrade to the faster service.
Superfast Berkshire is aiming to expand fibre broadband to areas where there was previously poor coverage and is expected to make it available to over 93.8% of the county when phase one of the project is completed by the end of next year. More than 95% of the county is expected to be able to enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband by the time the project is finally completed in 2017.
The project is a partnership between BT, BDUK, Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and the six unitary councils in Berkshire. Superfast Berkshire has already made superfast speeds a reality in areas such as Eversley and further improvements to the service are scheduled over the coming months.
Users in Berkshire with fibre broadband will now be able to stream HD content and multitask online with fewer hiccups. Wokingham Borough Councillor Stuart Munro said: "This is a significant investment and it's great to see these improvements in coverage and speed finally coming through."
"The investment in broadband will boost the local economy and help to create and protect local jobs across the whole of the borough - particularly in the rural communities."
Source: Get Reading
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