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Town Criers Praise Somersetís Broadband
By: MarkJ - 16 February, 2008 (9:07 AM)

Town criers from around Somerset gathered in Taunton town centre yesterday to celebrate the countyís growing broadband prominence, which BT recently heralded as having the highest take-up of high-speed Internet access.

It's a far cry from three years ago, reports the Somerset County Gazette, when the area was judged to be the worst connected county in the South-West:

With funding provided by the South-West Regional Development Agency, Somerset County Council, Business Link and the European Commission, the programme has encouraged widespread adoption of broadband communications, with 47% of the county's businesses and homes now on-line.

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