Superfast broadband, with speeds of up to 100mbps, is coming to eight communities in Cornwall next March as part of a £132 million programme.
The project, which is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will be rolled out amongst some of Cornwall’s most isolated areas.
The scheme will benefit up to 10,000 Cornish homes and businesses and will bring 4,000 jobs to the region as well as protecting another 2,000 the Press Association reports.
Commenting on the project, BT South West regional director Jon Reynolds said: "It is excellent news that the first Cornish businesses and homes will have access to super-fast broadband at such an early stage."
After the new broadband service is in place Cornwall will be among the best connected areas in the world.
The quality of broadband connections in isolated areas was highlighted recently when a village in Kent was found to have slowest broadband in the entire country, with users only able to access an average 1.32mbps.