‘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.

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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.”

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