Superfast broadband has now reached more than 160,000 homes and businesses in the East of England.
The Government says it's on track to roll out the new technology to 95% of the UK by 2017.
The £1.7 billion project is said to create an additional 56,000 jobs in the UK by 2024.
“More than a million homes and businesses have now benefitted as a result of Government’s investment in superfast broadband. It is totally transforming the way we live and work. You can download feature length films faster, chatting online with family and friends around the world using VOIP is more reliable and households can go online simultaneously without the connection slowing down or dropping out. For Businesses, superfast speeds are boosting profits through increased sales, reduced overheads and accessing markets abroad for the first time.”
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