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Over 60% of residents who can now access faster broadband have upgraded

Published: Friday, 22 February 2019

Over 60% of residents who can now access faster broadband have upgraded

Over 60% of residents who can now access faster broadband have upgraded - making it the highest take up area for fibre broadband in the borough so far.

One resident has told us what difference faster internet has made for his family where speeds were previously around 0.5mbps.

What was the solution?

Superfast Telford the council’s £5.6m broadband programme. The programme has given broadband access to over 9,000 homes and businesses that would not have benefitted through commercial provision.

What have the faster broadband speeds meant for the family?

Owen and his family upgraded to Superfast fibre within a week of the new connection being made live. The previously low internet speeds in Lightmoor had made things like working from home, watching Netflix and online gaming impossible. They would resort to using their mobile phone around the home for a better internet connect which of course meant increasing bills due to higher data usage.

However, since the upgrade to fibre broadband the family can now get internet speeds of around 30mbps. This new reliable broadband connection allows Owen to work from home as well as having the ability to stream television, music and use multiple devices in the home at the same time.

“Broadband has changed our lives, allowing us to entertain ourselves and communicate more easily. It’s also given me the flexibility to work from home – so when I need to be on hand for my kids I can be.”