The first stage of an £11m project to give Northamptonshire super-fast broadband has been completed.
Fibre-powered boxes are now live in Towcester, Weedon Bec and Paulerspury, enabling 4000 homes and businesses to access quicker, more reliable broadband.
The Minster for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey was in Towcester this morning for the launch of the first phase.
The Northamptonshire improvements are part of a £1.2 billion national project funded by the Government, local councils and BT.
Northamptonshire County Council has invested £4 million in improving the internet locally. They hope the new service will make the county more attractive to businesses.
The project is on schedule to be rolled out to 50,000 more premises in Northamptonshire by September 2015.