Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Faster broadband for North Devon village

PUBLISHED: 09:44 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 14:50 31 July 2012

Archant

Copper networks will bring speeds of up to 20Mbps, says BT.

FASTER broadband is now available in Instow as BT announces a further 17,000 homes and businesses benefitting from its roll-out scheme.

The village is one of five communities in Devon to benefit from the upgrades and achieve download speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps).

The investment in the copper network is an addition to BT’s £2.5 billion roll-out of fibre-based broadband, hoping to reach two-thirds of the UK by 2014.

Ben Rhodes, chief executive for the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, said: “In a fast-changing, increasingly competitive world, faster broadband is tremendously important for local businesses and for individuals wanting to develop their skills and education.”

BT announced earlier this year that Bideford would be one of the UK towns benefitting from the ‘super fast’ fibre-based broadband next year.

Jon Reynolds, BT’s South West regional director, said: “77 per cent of South West homes and businesses now have access to faster broadband and within less than a year we expect that figure to have reached 84 per cent.

“But there is still much work to be done and we want to work with local authorities to find ways of getting to even the most challenging locations.”

Other News Stories

14 minutes ago

North Devon Council has advised residents to be prepared as more heavy rain is forecast tomorrow (Wednesday) morning

Read more

Controversial plans to transform Knapp House caravan site into a woodland holiday park are set to be decided on next month.

Read more
12:47

Clucky hen finds a new home with rescue charity after being discovered shivering on a North Devon road

Read more
11:36

Jacqui Footman is looking forward to being part of South Molton Town Council

Read more
11:00

Action is needed to prevent an ageing population and not enough workers crippling North Devon’s economy in the future, says North Devon Council

Read more

Apprentices at the Bideford-based social enterprise will learn new skills to get back into work.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:07

North Devon had some hope after claims no decision had been made, but the latest comments suggest the closure of RMB Chivenor will still happen

Read more
Yesterday, 15:44

Channel 4 star hoping to save households hundreds of pounds at village hall event

Read more
Yesterday, 12:08

Communities in North Devon are rallying round today (Monday) to start the clean-up after being hit by flash flooding yesterday.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

Four hungry contestants took on the brand new ‘Macho Nacho’ eating challenge at the Custom House in Barnstaple - watch how the got on here.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications