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Faster broadband for North Devon village

09:44 31 July 2012

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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.”

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