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High-speed broadband network expanded to Ilkley and Rawdon
11:00am Monday 29th October 2012 in Local news
Businesses in Ilkley and Rawdon are the latest to be given access to high-speed fibre broadband by BT as part of a multi-million pound investment programme.
It means more than 76,000 house-holders and firms across the county have joined in the high-speed revolution.
The BT investment is expected to give a major boost to the local economy. A recent report by Regeneris Consulting predicted that during the next 15 years, the technology could give the economy of a typical town a £143 million boost, create 225 jobs, 140 start-up businesses and 1,000 more homeworkers.
John Anderson, BT regional director, said: “The advent of fibre broadband in further locations across West Yorkshire is a massive fillip for businesses and households in the communities.
“They’re joining 11 million UK premises that are now passed by one of the world’s fastest-growing fibre networks.”