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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

MP welcomes B.T broadband announcement

19th January 2011
MP welcomes B.T broadband announcement

Local MP, Gordon Henderson has welcomed the announcement from BT that Sheerness will be one of seven rural market towns to be allocated investment for super-fast fibre optic broadband.

BT announced that residents of Sheerness will have access to super-fast fibre optic broadband at speeds of up to 40Mb/s by spring 2012. The announcement follows news in October 2010 that, for the first time, BT would include a number of rural market towns in the next phase of its £2.5 billion fibre broadband roll-out.

John Weaver, BT regional director for the South East, said,

“This latest investment in super-fast broadband is great news for many homes and businesses in the South East. It shows our commitment to bringing super-fast broadband to a wide variety of locations across the region.

“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 communities will soon be able to experience the internet as they’ve never seen it before.”

Mr Henderson said,

“This is good news for businesses and residents who live in the area covered by the Sheerness telephone exchange.

“I am keen to see local businesses take advantage of the super-fast broadband and steal a march on companies in other rural parts of the country who are not included in this phase of BT’s roll out.”

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