Web service speeds up

LYNEMOUTH residents will soon be logging on to faster broadband.

About 2,000 properties in and around the village are among those in the North East to be included in the roll-out plans for BT’s next generation copper broadband service.

The works, which will be completed by next spring, makes available speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) — more than double the maximum speeds previously available to most UK homes and businesses.

The new broadband network is available on an open, wholesale basis to all internet services providers.

Chris Sayers, BT’s North East Regional Director, said: “Our latest investment in the North East marks another major milestone in the development of the region’s communications.

“It will deliver an important benefit for local businesses as well as home workers, helping to boost their efficiency and competitiveness, while households can make use of the many additional educational and entertainment benefits available with faster broadband.”

The company is also delivering a £2.5billion roll-out of super-fast fibre based broadband across the UK.