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Coventry area to benefit from fibre connection

Tuesday, February 4th 2014 by Editorial
BT has announced new parts of the Coventry area will receive fibre optic broadband.

BT has announced it will provide a number of rural communities near Coventry with fibre optic broadband.

Residents in Alderminster, Fillongley, Henley-in-Arden, Kineton, Quinton, Long Marston, Snitterfield and Welford-on-Avon will all have the ability to sign up for download speeds of up to 80Mpbs in spring 2014.

The area currently has relatively poor internet infrastructure - leaving locals unable to carry out many basic online tasks, like streaming live TV, or even checking emails.

Coventry itself already has a relatively high level of fibre optic broadband coverage, but BT chiefs have also pledged to improve this in the coming years.

CWS Broadband, which is a partnership between Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and BT, welcomed the news.

Alan Cockburn, Deputy Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: "This is only the start of the rollout of a project that will take place over the next two years. The provision of faster broadband will make a real difference to [residents]."