Superfast broadband map of Hampshire published

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A MAP showing the areas of Hampshire that will benefit from superfast broadband has been published.

Hampshire County Council says a high-speed network will be available to more than 57,000 local businesses and households across the county.

This map shows the extent of planned coverage in the first wave of the superfast broadband project which will reach 90 per cent of premises by the end of 2015 in eight phases.

Planning is under way for the second wave of the project to reach at least 95 per cent of Hampshire by 2017.

The first premises will be able to sign up to superfast services in January 2014.

Councillor Roy Perry, county council leader, said: ‘Access to broadband is a vital component of infrastructure in today’s world – for businesses, for education, for residents.’

The high-speed infrastructure network extended to 90 per cent of premises in Hampshire will be capable of delivering speeds over 24mbps in line with the national framework, agreed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

For more information about, visit hants.gov.uk/broadband.