British Telecom are pressing ahead with their high-speed fibre rollout and the latest country to benefit is Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly according to a report by the BBC.
The project is due for completion in 2014 and will see up to 90% of all home and business users in the county get super-fast broadband speeds.
The project is costing £132 million and is part-funded by the European Union. It is similar to another project in Yorkshire where the regional development agency, in one of its last acts before being abolished by the UK government, is rolling out hgh-speed broadband to all properties in the county to make Yorkshire the first super-fast broadband county in the UK. This project is due to be completed by 2012.
BT has been under pressure to reach 30% of homes in the UK with fibre broadband and the telecoms giant is putting £78 million into this current project with the European Regional Development Fund contributing the remaining £53 million.
The British Government want the UK to have “the best broadband network in Europe by 2015” though there is still some considerable way to go to beat countries like Sweden that have been leading the way now for several years.
The scheme will be considered a pilot by BT who are keep to bring fibre-broadband to other areas.