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Faster broadband boost to region.

NEARLY 220,000 more homes and businesses across Yorkshire will have access to faster broadband by the spring of next year, BT have announced.

A further 31 communities in the region are included in the latest roll-out plans for BT's 21st Century Network (21CN).

They include Honley, Kirkburton, Slaithwaite and Skelmanthorpe.

Within less than a year lines serving up to 76% of premises in the region - more than 1.4 million households and businesses - will have been upgraded.

The faster speeds are delivered over copper lines.

Nearly 200 UK exchanges are included in the phase of the programme which has just been announced.

John Anderson, BT's regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "This latest major investment in next generation broadband represents a huge BT vote of confidence in the future of Yorkshire and the Humber.

"It will help ensure that businesses and households in the region are in a strong position to thrive".
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 24, 2010
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