20,000 more homes and firms now have superfast broadband

A web scheme to get our county connected has hit its target, with 92 per cent of homes and firms now linked to superfast broadband '¨networks.

Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 9:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 11:13 am

Connected Counties is a partnership between 
Herts County Council, 
Hertfordshire Local 
Enterprise Partnership and Bucks County Council, 
focused on extending 
fibre broadband coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the county.

It means residents and businesses have fast and reliable upload and download speeds and can access a wide range of online services.

The scheme began in 2014, and a second contract has now been agreed to extend it to 30,000 additional homes and business premises by June 2018.

Council bosses stressed that the scheme was both on time and under budget.

Bill Murphy, of BT who delivered the project, said: “The arrival of this exciting technology is a major boost for local communities 
because whatever you do 
online you can do it better with fibre broadband.”