Areas in North Devon are to receive a major Broadband boost as part of massive Â£31.5 million investment programme by Openreach.
People living and working in 20 communities across the South West, includingÂ 90,000 more homes and businesses, are due to be upgraded following the companyâ€™s latest build announcement, with a new, ultrafast, ultra-reliable â€˜full fibreâ€™ broadband network being built to most premises in places like Woolacombe.
The local news comes as the digital network provider announces it has reached more than sixÂ million homes and businesses across the UK with ultrafast Full Fibre, more than 540,000 of them in the West Country.
The plans are a further boost as they follow news earlier this year that an additional 720,000 homes and businesses in the South West would be getting access to Openreachâ€™s new network, including 440,000 in rural and harder to serve areas.
Connie Dixon, Openreachâ€™s Regional Director for the South West, said, â€œGood connectivity is vital â€“ whether itâ€™s to work from home, access education and care services, or for gaming and streaming entertainment â€“ and thatâ€™s why weâ€™re investing across the UK to upgrade our network to 25 million premises."
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