Full speed ahead for new superfast internet project

Carnforth and Bolton-le-Sands are among places named as the communities to next benefit from the roll out of new superfast broadband.

Ten thousand more homes and businesses will be able to get online quicker as Superfast Lancashire - a project between BT and the county council - enters stage two of its plans.

Engineers have started building high-speed fibre networks in the two areas, along with Great Eccleston, Scarisbrick and Hurst Green.

Around 4,600 homes and businesses in region will have access to fibre

broadband with download speeds of up to 80 megabits per second and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps once the latest phase of the county-wide rollout is completed before the end of the year.

Major investment to extend access to faster broadband in a number of Lancashire communities where it is already available is also in the pipeline.

Jennifer Mein, leader of Lancashire Council Council, said: “Superfast Lancashire is vital for the county and will ensure that our people and businesses can benefit from the next generation of superfast broadband.”

Bill Murphy, from BT, said: “Superfast broadband is touching more and more people.”