15th October 2010
MP welcomes B.T Broadband Announcement
Local MP, Gordon Henderson has welcomed the announcement from B.T that forty-two more South East exchange areas, including Minster on the Isle of Sheppey, will be upgraded to super-fast broadband by autumn 2011.
B.T has invested £2.5billion into super-fast fibre broadband which will offer initial speeds of up to 40Mps, with the prospect of higher speeds in the future. This will allow customers to run several bandwidth hungry applications at the same time, allowing them to post videos and pictures quickly online or enjoy HD services such as video conferencing and gaming, for example.
John Weaver, BT’s South East regional director, said:
“This latest investment in super-fast broadband is great news for many homes and businesses in the South East.
“Fibre broadband has the power to revolutionise the way we use the internet. It has huge implications for the way we live, learn and do business, with massive opportunities for entertainment, education and entrepreneurs. People in these areas will soon be able to experience the internet as they’ve never seen it before.
Mr Henderson said:
“I am delighted with this news. Sheppey has tended to lose out in the past when companies invest in new technology, so it is good to see that for once the Island is in the vanguard of change.
“My long term ambition is to see every home in my constituency with access to a super-fast broadband connection.”
Further information about the roll-out, including demos showing the difference super-fast broadband makes, is available at www.superfast-openreach.co.uk