‘Superfast’ broadband welcomed in village

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 June 2016

Areas of Brean will enjoy superfast broadband.

Areas of Brean will enjoy superfast broadband.

Archant

A Somerset village has welcomed superfast internet services to more than 400 homes and businesses, in a project to boost the service ahead of the busy tourist season.

Three new fibre cabinets have been brought to Brean by Connecting Devon and Somerset, which is a programme working with BT to provide 100 per cent superfast broadband coverage by 2020.

Six local authorities are involved in the programme, including Somerset and North Somerset.

The area’s MP James Heappey has welcomed the latest development ahead of the summer season.

He said: “What a huge impact superfast broadband is already having in Brean. It matters hugely not only to residents and the many businesses here but also the 30,000 visitors a week. It is so important to the economy in this part of Somerset.”

Councillor David Hall, Somerset council’s cabinet member for economic development, said: “I’m delighted for everybody in Brean who now has the opportunity to access superfast broadband.

“The ability to access high-quality communications is both critical to businesses and an important part of improving quality of life.”

More from Weston Mercury

Wu Shu Ky Freestyle Kickboxing Club under the guidance of 6th Dan Master Silvio Camilleri, has returned to Weston.

Read more
14:00

A support group for people struggling with depression and anxiety has launched, and the woman behind it hopes to ‘fill a gap’ in North Somerset’s mental health services.

Read more

Worlebury Golf Club held its annual presentation evening, with members turning out in force.

Read more

Mendip Spring seniors’ captain Andy Ashfold led 43 members into the new winter programme of competitions.

Read more

Thirty-seven Weston Athletic Club members took part in this year’s Sodbury Slog race.

Read more

A plan to build retirement homes, which upset villagers, has been approved by Sedgemoor District Council.

Read more

Winscombe Ladies returned from Exeter with a narrow defeat in their sixth league match of the season.

Read more

Weston suffered a narrow defeat when they travelled to Bath for the second time in as many weeks.

Read more

St Andrews defeated Bristol by eight shots to reach the last 32 of the national Egham Trophy.

Read more

Uphill Badminton Club suffered a loss, draw and a victory in the last week of league matches.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists