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Superfast Leics fibre broadband rollout to reach 38 more communities

Friday, October 31st 2014 by Editorial
Another 38 locations have been included in the Superfast Leicestershire rollout.

A further 38 towns and villages across Leicestershire are poised to benefit from the county's fibre optic broadband partnership with BT.

The £18.8 million Superfast Leicestershire project has already brought the technology within reach of more than 10,000 homes and businesses, with an ultimate goal of covering 96 per cent of the county – equivalent to 62,000 properties.

As it strives to hit this target, the partnership is extending the rollout to reach the following locations:

Blaby District

  • Stoney Stanton
  • Additional parts of Blaby, Braunstone, Countesthorpe, Croft, Enderby, Narborough and Whetstone

Charnwood Borough

  • Barkby
  • Parts of Birstall
  • Additional parts of East Goscote and Syston

Harborough District

  • Ashby Parva, Bringhurst, Dunton Bassett, Frolesworth, Great Easton and Tur Langton
  • Most of Fleckney, Great Glen and Ullesthorpe
  • Additional parts of Scraptfoft

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough

  • Barlestone, Dadlington, Higham on the Hill and Stanton under Bardon,
  • Most of Markfield and Stoke Golding
  • Parts of Market Bosworth
  • Additional parts of Hinckley

Melton Borough

  • Most of Bottesford

North West Leicestershire District

  • Belton, Coleorton Thornton and Worthington
  • Parts of Thringstone
  • Additional parts of Castle Donington and Coalville

Steve Henderson, BT's Regional Director of Next Generation Access, promised: "There's more to come as well, with the next phase of the project well underway and more communities being connected in the coming months."