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Islip villagers raise £11k for broadband

Residents of an Oxfordshire village have raised £11,000 to get high-speed broadband.

People living in Islip raised the money to foot the bill for the necessary upgrading of the local exchange.

BT had previously ruled out the upgrade to the village because it would not be economically viable for the number of customers.

The new fibre network will deliver broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps. It is expected to be completed in June.

Alison Mitchell of Islip Parish Council said: "High-speed broadband is of critical importance for many residents, especially people who run businesses in, or work regularly from the village, so we decided to take action."

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