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High speed web link boost for Exmouth

10:33 21 February 2013

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High-speed fibre broadband will soon be available to thousands of Exmouth homes and businesses for the first time.

BT say that 25,000 local households and firms in Exmouth, Sidmouth and Cullompton are joining the high-speed revolution as engineers complete the local investment in the coming weeks.

They follow other locations in the county, such as Newton Abbot, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Exeter, Teignmouth and Ivybridge, where the high-speed technology is already available.

Honiton and Tiverton are among the Devon communities also due to be upgraded later this year. By the end of spring 2014 more than 296,000 Devon homes and businesses and more than 1.4 million premises across the South West will be able to benefit as a result of BT’s £2.5 billion fibre broadband roll-out programme.

The company is also working in partnership with the public sector to reach parts of the South West that lie outside its commercial fibre broadband plans.

At home, fibre broadband enables a family to simultaneously download a movie, watch a TV replay service, surf the internet and play games online all at the same time. A whole album can be downloaded in less than 30 seconds and a feature length HD movie in less than 10 minutes, whilst high-resolution photos can be uploaded to Facebook in seconds.

Jon Reynolds, BT’s South West regional director, said: “The arrival of fibre can really help local firms, opening up new ways of working and speeding up vital operations, such as file and data transfers, all of which may also help cut costs.”

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