Super-fast broadband on its way

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 June 2012


THOUSANDS of homes and businesses in Burnham will soon benefit from the installation of super-fast fibre broadband.

BT has announced it will make a major investment to roll out the high-speed internet service to 41,700 South West homes and businesses in 2013, including 6,500 in Burnham.

It is hoped the investment will give a major lift to the local economy.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce chief executive Rupert Cox said: “This is excellent news for many people in Burnham.

“Reliable, fast connections can make all the difference to education and business and give people much greater scope for interaction with the world around them.

“In a tough economic climate, this local investment from BT will help make the county an even better place to live, work and do business.”

BT’s local network, Openreach, plans to make fibre broadband available to about two thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2014. For more details on Openreach’s fibre broadband programme visit

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