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BT brings fibre broadband to Gresford and Wrexham

Thursday, December 6th 2012 by Paul France
Wrexham and Gresford in Wales have been connected to BT's fibre optic network.

Fibre optic broadband has gone live to the first properties in Gresford and Wrexham, BT has announced.

More than 32,000 local homes and businesses will be hooked up to super-fast broadband over the coming weeks as part of BT's national rollout, which is set to connect two-thirds of the UK by the end of spring 2014.

Buckley, Connahs Quay, Mold and Hawarden have already been upgraded, while Prestatyn and Rhyl are set to gain access to the service in the near future.

By the end of next year, BT expects that almost 600,000 premises across Wales will be able to benefit from fibre broadband connectivity.

Ann Beynon, director of BT Wales, said the telecoms giant's fibre optic network is rapidly expanding, providing a significant boost to local economies.

"Whatever you're doing online, you can do it better and faster with fibre," she added.

"It's great for education, shopping, entertainment [and] the social networking we now carry out routinely online."