Big financial boost to bring super-fast broadband to West Sussex

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PLANS to bring improved broadband to West Sussex have been approved by the government, releasing the £6.2m allocated to the county for this major project.

It means 90 per cent of the county will have super fast broadband by April 2015.

All local authorities must prepare a Local Broadband Plan and have it approved before they can draw on their allocated funding.

Councillor Myles Cullen, from Chichester District Council, said: ‘Broadband is now a fundamental part of our infrastructure.

‘We are also investing £30,000 to make sure that the last three non-digital exchanges in our district are ready for broadband. They are located in Sutton, Plaistow and East Marden – and are three of the four last digital exchanges in the whole of England.’