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High speed net introduced in Uttoxeter area

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SUPERFAST broadband is set to be rolled out across Uttoxeter and the surrounding areas, after it was announced £28 million worth of funding is to be invested across Staffordshire.

The new infrastructure is set to be rolled out in Marchington this September with the Uttoxeter area to follow soon after.

The first fibre is already live in certain areas of Staffordshire and it is estimated that 97 per cent of the county will benefit by 2016.

Councillor Mark Winnington, cabinet member for economy and infrastructure said: “Staffordshire County Council will be investing nearly £8 million into the superfast broadband project, which is being match-funded with £7.44 million from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and a further £12.47 million from BT.

“Our roll-out has already begun and we have fibre live in areas such as Kings Bromley, Yoxall, Hawks Green and Burntwood.

“In the Uttoxeter the project will cover both Uttoxeter town itself and Uttoxeter rural, with areas of Marchington due to go live this September.

“The project runs until 2016, and other areas of Uttoxeter will go live during this time although due to the nature of the project we can’t give a definite date at this time.

“We have also recently been allocated £1.68 million to address the three per cent of areas which will not benefit from the initial project roll-out.”

More information on the project along with more details about which areas are to benefit first are available online at www.superfaststaffordshire.gov.uk

Twitter users can follow the project @superfaststaffs

Users will benefit from improved connection, no buffering and the ability to connect multiple devices without slowing the connection.

The fibres also mean there is no time delay when video chatting online.

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