Superfast broadband rollout will create 25 new jobs

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UP to 97 per cent of the county will have superfast broadband by 2012, according to Lancashire County Council.

Superfast broadband is already available – or plans are in place to provide it – to approximately two-thirds of Lancashire.

BT’s appointment as Lancashire County Council’s delivery partner deals with the remaining third.

The roll-out will see public sector investment of £32m, which will be spent on bringing superfast broadband to those parts of Lancashire (approximately one third) where there are no providers of superfast broadband and no commercial plans to deploy superfast broadband.

The scheme will be delivered by 221 Lancashire jobs, create 25 new jobs as well as establishing 20 new apprenticeships.

See The Visitor (31-01-12) for full story.