According to the Superfast Cornwall partnership approximately 25 per cent of homes as well as businesses in Cornwall enjoys access to next generation super fast broadband services - meaning 66,000 premises in Cornwall are enjoying a ridiculously quick connection to high speed broadband.
The value of this partnership between Superfast Cornwall and European Union is currently estimated at £132 million, and as part of their efforts to bring broadband into this region BT has invested up to £78.5 million with the amount of £53.5 million received from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme.
Both Cornwall Council and telecommunications company BT aims to bring next generation fibre optic broadband to a minimum of 80 per cent of the total premises within the Cornwall region by 2014. According to the programme director at BT, Ranulf Scarbrough, this initiative has been making "great progress."
He went on to say: "The fact that we have just brought superfast fibre broadband to communities as far afield as Penzance in the far west, Torpoint in the east and Newquay in the north helps demonstrate the scale and breadth of the rollout," as told to Cable.co.uk.
The BT executive also disclosed that by this spring Superfast Cornwall plans to target 100,000 premises in the region.