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BT rolls out fibre optic broadband in Hawarden

Tuesday, August 30th 2011 by Editorial
The telecoms giant is bringing the technology to 7,500 properties in the Flintshire village.

BT has rolled out fibre optic broadband to the first homes and businesses in the north Wales village of Hawarden.

When the work is finished in the coming weeks, around 7,500 properties in the Flintshire community will be able to take advantage of next-generation access.

As a result of the development, around 160,000 premises in Wales have either already been hooked up to BT's fibre broadband service or will be in the near future.

Some 70,000 additional properties across the country will also be connected to the telecoms giant's super-fast broadband infrastructure either later this year or during 2012.

The news has been hailed by AM for Alyn and Deeside Carl Sargeant, who said: "I welcome the opportunity for local householders and businesses to be at the forefront of benefiting from this exciting technology."

More than 200,000 homes are signed up to receive the BT Infinity fibre broadband service, BT revealed in its financial results for the three months to June 30th 2011.