Faster internet for town firms


Firm in Alfreton are among ones in Derbyshire who can now access faster broadband.

Around 2,200 businesses and homes now have access to faster internet connections as a result of the first phase of the Digital Derbyshire superfast broadband roll-out being completed.

Businesses in the town as well as others including Ilkeston and the Tibshelf area can now access fibre-broadband thanks to 16 new green roadside cabinets going live in recent weeks.

It is the latest development as part of the £27.67 million Digital Derbyshire project led by Derbyshire County Council in partnership with the UK Government and BT to extend access to fibre broadband to more than 95 per cent of Derbyshire’s businesses and residents by the end of 2016.

Next to benefit will be areas including Ambergate, where cabinets are switched on over the next two months.

Councillor Joan Dixon, said: “We’re pressing ahead with our three-year project to bring faster broadband speeds to Derbyshire.”