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Fibre-to-the-home broadband launched in Broughton

Wednesday, January 12th 2011 by Editorial
The Cambridgeshire community has access to a gigabit broadband connection.

A fibre-to-the-home broadband service has brought download speeds of up to 1Gbps to the rural village of Broughton in Cambridgeshire.

The technology has been deployed in the area by Vtesse Broadband and is now available for homes and businesses to sign up for, although they will not be able to benefit from the full capability of the connection as yet.

Vtesse has decided to offer two packages - one offering a 10Mbps connection and the other a 100Mbps line - although gigabit speeds may be launched in the future.

Chief executive of the internet service provider Aidan Paul explained the service makes use of telegraph poles to deliver fibre optic broadband speeds to properties.

"Broughton was chosen as it lies close to one of Vtesse's arterial fibre optic routes, making the cost of bringing fibre to the community acceptable," he added.

The company offers super-fast broadband in a number of other UK communities, including Coton Park in Rugby and Hatt and Saltash in Cornwall.