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Broadband boost praised.

THE "superfast broadband" rollout in Warwickshire and Solihull has been praised for being ahead of schedule.

During a recent visit to the area, Ed Vaizey MP, minister for culture, communications and creative industries, praised the project, which aims to get 40,000 home access to broadband by 2016, for being three months ahead of schedule.

More than 26,000 properties in the region now have access to fibreoptic broadband after 126 new cabinets were installed by BT.

Mr Vaizey said: "The Government's nationwide rollout of superfast broadband is a key part of the Government's long term economic plan and I'm delighted at the progress made by Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire."

Coun Alan Cockburn, deputy leader of Warwickshire County Council said: "The project is currently running three months ahead of schedule and is 40 per cent above the anticipated target for the number of homes that are able to connect to the new network."

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