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Project bringing superfast fibre broadband to villages such as Fradley and Armitage hailed as a huge success

A project to bring superfast broadband to villages such as Armitage and Fradley has been hailed as a “huge success”.

The Superfast Staffordshire initiative is part of a Government’s programme to give communities access to quicker internet speeds.

So far 88,000 households have been connected via the project.

Staffordshire County Council’s economy leader Cllr Mark Winnington said: “The Superfast Staffordshire project has been a huge success and is making a real difference to communities.

“It is opening up opportunities for people and business across the county and means they do not get left behind just because of where they live or operate.

“It is hugely encouraging to see take-up doubling in the last year with the number of people continuing to grow.

“This project is further demonstration that Staffordshire is a connected county.”

The project is delivered in partnership with BT.

Steve Henderson, the company’s regional director for broadband partnerships, added: “Every day we’re seeing how fibre broadband is changing people’s lives for the better, whether it’s a family wanting to connect several devices to the internet at the same time, for leisure or educational purposes, or people wanting to work from home.

“Superfast Staffordshire is a major engineering programme which is progressing well. Our project teams are working hard to ensure as many communities have access to the technology, as quickly as possible.

“When combined with BT’s own commercial roll-out, more than 465,000 premises across the county are now able to access faster fibre broadband.”

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