Superfast broadband service is being installed in Stamford area

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PEOPLE will soon notice the benefit from superfast broadband which BT is installing in the Stamford area.

BT will complete its upgrade to fibre optic cables which means a faster broadband speed for up to 11,000 homes and businesses in Stamford and surrounding villages over the next few weeks.

BT has installed cabinets in Station Road, Ryhall Road, Lady Romayne Close, Warrenne Keep and All Saints’ Place to house the new fibre optic cables and customers will soon notice the benefit.

It was originally thought BT Openreach would roll out the new technology next year but BT has carried out the work ahead of schedule.

Currently there are download speeds of up to 40Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. Openreach is planning to roughly double these speeds next year offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Regional partnership director for BT in the East Midlands Paul Bimson said: “The arrival of super-fast broadband in Stamford is a huge boost for local homes and businesses.

“It will transform their experience of the internet. They’re joining the more than five million UK premises now served by what we believe to be the world’s fastest growing fibre network.”

It is not only customers with BT Openreach as their internet provider who will benefit because BT Openreach also provides internet for other providers.

BT has also welcomed Rutland County Council’s Digital Rutland scheme, which aims to install superfast fibre broadband across the county.

The county council has been chosen as one of two Government-backed schemes to champion internet projects in rural areas and was given £710,000 towards installing superfast broadband.

The council is now asking anyone with an interest in broadband to respond to a detailed consultation on the scheme. To respond visit www.rutland.gov.uk/digitalrutland