First Cabs Go Live in Sticklepath and Bradford on Tone

The first homes and businesses in Sticklepath (Devon) and Bradford on Tone (Somerset) can now take advantage of the benefits that high speed fibre broadband affords, three months ahead of schedule.

The roll-out continues in these areas and when completed up to 700 premises in Sticklepath and up to 500 in Bradford on Tone will be able to access the technology.

Moretonhampstead, Holsworthy, Bishops Lydeard, Creech St Michael and Monkton Heathfield (near Taunton) remain on track for the technology to start to become available before the end of the year.

By early 2014 this first phase of the programme will have made high-speed internet technology available to at least 15,000 homes and businesses.

Faster speeds will make it easier for businesses to use features such as high quality video-conferencing and cloud computing services. At home, fibre broadband enables a family to 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.

Connecting Devon and Somerset is the largest programme of its kind in England. It builds on BT’s commercial rollout of fibre broadband which has already made the technology available to around 196,000 premises in Somerset and about 211,000 in Devon.

If you live in Sticklepath or Bradford on Tone then contact your internet service provider to see if you can now purchase a fibre broadband service.

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