Local News 2010

Superfast Broadband to hit Cornwall and the Roseland? You choose!

Internet access in Cornwall is to be improved by a £132m project to roll out super-fast broadband across the county. A new fibre-optic network will be put in place to provide faster connections and the aim is to give between 80{c8c3b3d140ed11cb7662417ff7b2dc686ffa9c2daf0848ac14f76e68f36d0c20} and 90{c8c3b3d140ed11cb7662417ff7b2dc686ffa9c2daf0848ac14f76e68f36d0c20} of businesses and homes access to fibre broadband by 2014, the project’s partners say.

However, BT are holding a competition to enable 5 exchanges who vote the most in the country get first bite of the cherry. Each exchange needs a minimum of 1000 votes to qualify, so if you, like Roseland Online, want to see this amazing opportunity on the Roseland, here’s what you must do:

Click here to go to their Infinity webpage. Once there, in the top right box marked “Can I get BT Infinity” put in your phone number and click “Check Now”. A pop-up window will appear telling you how fast your broadband is at the moment. Above there is a button marked “Register Interest”. If you click on that and fill in the details, you’ll have registered interest and given the Roseland a better chance of being the first in line to receive this exciting new service!

The new service will allow download speeds of up to 40Mbps, where some of us are only getting 2Mbps, and upload speeds of 10Mbps, where most of us are getting less than ½Mbps, so it’s an incredible improvement!

Cornwall Council leader Alec Robertson said the project’s potential could “transform the local economy over the next 20 years. Local businesses will be given an all important head start through early access to world-class communications and this will dramatically increase their competitiveness. The high speeds on offer will attract new business investment into Cornwall, creating thousands of new job opportunities.”

Blimey… get clicking, folks!

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