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Leicestershire UK Confirms First Areas to Get BT Fibre Broadband

Wednesday, Jun 4th, 2014 (1:47 pm) - Score 1,439

The £18.6m state aid supported Superfast Leicestershire project in central England has this week named the first communities to benefit from the scheme, which ultimately aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 96% of local homes and businesses by March 2016.

The first phase of BT’s deployment, which will begin this summer 2014, will cover around 10,000 (premises passed) homes and businesses across the county. Once the project is completed some 62,000 additional premises will have gained access to the new network.

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Kasam Hussain, BT’s Superfast Leicestershire Manager, said:

After months of behind the scenes planning and survey work we’re delighted to be able to reveal the first locations we expect to benefit from this fantastic project. Look out for our engineers as they hit the streets to lay the brand new fibre infrastructure that will extend faster broadband far and wide across Leicestershire.”

Leicestershire’s Rollout – Phase One

Charnwood
* Cossington and parts of Burton on the Wolds, Woodhouse, Woodhouse Eaves and Wymeswold

Coverage will also be extended in: Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, Rothley and Sileby

Harborough
* Church Langton, Foxton, Smeeton Westerby, South Kilworth and parts of Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt

Coverage will also be extended in Market Harborough

Hinckley and Bosworth
* Fenny Drayton

Melton
* Ab Kettleby, Old Dalby Village and parts of Asfordby

Coverage will also be extended in Melton Mowbray

North West Leicestershire
* Parts of Long Whatton

Further investment is also planned that will help to extend the coverage even further, although the details for this have yet to be finalised. Credits to one of our readers (onephat) for pointing this out.

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