Corby to join super-fast broadband network

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SUPER-FAST broadband is now available to the first homes and businesses in Corby, BT has announced.

Around 15,000 householders and firms in Corby are poised to get the high-speed line as engineers complete upgrades in the coming weeks.

The development will take the number of premises in Northamptonshire with access to the high-speed technology to around 88,000.

BT has also announced plans for its fibre-optic network to pass another 82,000 premises in the county later this year.

The communications company’s local network business, Openreach, expects to make super-fast broadband available to around two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2014.

Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “This is great news for Northamptonshire. We have been working very closely with BT to make this a reality and this is a significant step forward in bringing increased connectivity throughout the county.”