Faster in­ter­net plan for vil­lage

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

A LEAD­ING tele­coms group has just un­veiled de­tails of an im­por­tant in­vest­ment project in a vil­lage near Peter­bor­ough.

Talktalk is to pour £50,000 into Wans­ford with the in­stal­la­tion of new tech­nol­ogy which is aimed at bring­ing faster and bet­ter value broad­band to lo­cal homes and busi­nesses.

The up­grade in equip­ment is part of Talktalk’s na­tional pro­gramme to roll out its Next Gen­er­a­tion Net­work ( NGN) across the coun­try.

So far Talktalk has spent £600mil­lion na­tion­ally and will cover 93 per cent of the coun­try when the roll out is com­pleted later this year.

A Talktalk spokesman said: “The NGN en­ables speeds of up to 14mb for in­ter­net use and cus­tomers who have re­cently been up­graded to the new net­work have told us they ex­pe­ri­ence an av­er­age in­crease in broad­band speed of 50 per cent.”

In ad­di­tion to the equip­ment up­grade Talktalk has made a fur­ther cash com­mit­ment to the area by sup­port­ing the Wans­ford Com­mu­nity Hall for the next twelve months.

The do­na­tion from Talktalk will be used to pay for new gut­ter­ing for the build­ing.

Tris­tia Clarke, com­mer­cial di­rec­tor at Talktalk, said: “Talktalk be­lieves res­i­dents in Wans­ford need a break in these tough times.”

The an­nounce­ment comes af­ter it was re­vealed that Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil along with other lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and coun­cils has cre­ated a multi-mil­lion pound cash pot that will help pay to bring su­per­fast broad­band con­nec­tions to homes and busi­nesses across the re­gion over three years. Spe­cial May Deals di­rect from Cam­bridge Air­port

pp Satur­day depar­tures

12, 19 &26May

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